Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house — 16 Apr 2013 at 14:47
The majority of MPs voted against giving local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights.
MPs were considering the Growth and Infrastructure Bill. The motion passed in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 7.
Lords Amendment 7 would have introduced the following new clause:
- “Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house
- (1) Section 61 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (development orders: supplementary provisions) is amended as follows.
- (2) After subsection (3) insert—
- “(4) Any development order or amendment to an existing development order made after 1 January 2013 that grants planning permission for development within the curtilage of a dwelling house shall not apply within the jurisdiction of a local planning authority if that authority has resolved that it shall not.””
A development order is the means by which the relevant Secretary of State can grant planning permission. One such order is the The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 which, as amended, provides for various types of "permitted development". Under "permitted development" householders can, within limits, carry out work such as adding extensions without requiring permission from their local planning authorities.
Speaking in opposition to the amendment Secretary of State Eric Pickles stated:
- The amendment would introduce a wholly new principle allowing local planning authorities to view national householder permitted development rights as completely optional, which would constitute a significant extension of state power over private property rights.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Growth and Infrastructure Bill
-  Lords Amendments to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill - April 2013
-  Eric Pickles MP (Brentwood and Ongar, Conservative)
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||248 (+1 tell)||18||0||87.5%|
|Lab||0||222 (+2 tell)||0||87.2%|
|LDem||37 (+1 tell)||9||1||84.2%|