Localism Bill — New Clause 15 — Clarification Local Finance Considerations Can Be Taken Into Account When Determining Planning Application — 17 May 2011 at 22:00
Hugo Swire MP, East Devon voted to clarify that taxes to be levied on a development, or government funding, can be taken into account when determining a planning application.
The majority of MPs voted to clarify that government funding or taxes to be levied on a development can be taken into account when determining a planning application.
MPs were considering the Localism Bill when they voted on the motion:
- That the clause be read a Second time.
The clause in question was New Clause 15 titled "Applications for planning permission: local finance considerations"; it clarified that local finance considerations can be taken into account when determining a planning application. Local finance considerations are defined in subclause 4 as including funds from central government and funds from a Community Infrastructure Levy.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Localism Bill (now the Localism Act 2011)
-  Page of the amendment sheet for consideration of the Localism Bill on 17 May 2011 containing New Clause 15
-  Explanatory notes to Section 143 of the Localism Act 2011
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||261 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.9%|
|Lab||0||216 (+2 tell)||0||84.8%|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||no|
|Adrian Sanders||Torbay||LDem (front bench)||no|