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Planning Permission For Second Homes

EDM number 435 in 2017-19, proposed by Timothy Farron on 19/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Housing and Planning.

That this House notes that the South Lakes area has one of the highest levels of second home ownership in the country; acknowledges the effect second home ownership can have on rural communities, including the decline and closure of key local services and amenities; recognises the effect second home ownership has on the supply of housing at a time when so many people and families struggle to attain a home of their own; calls on the Government to change planning laws to require homeowners to seek planning permission if they do not intend to live in the property on a full-time basis; and believes that such a process would allow local elected representatives to have a direct say on the level of second home ownership in their communities, giving them the opportunity to reject bids where they feel the number of second homes is having a negative impact on local life.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Tim Farron19/10/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Liz Saville Roberts20/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards23/10/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Shannon23/10/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Ruth George16/11/2017High PeakLabourSeconded

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