Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house — 16 Apr 2013 at 14:47

Anne Main MP, St Albans voted to give local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights.

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[1]. The motion passed in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 7.

Lords Amendment 7[2] 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[3]:

  • 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.

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con248 (+1 tell) 18087.5%
DUP0 3037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 222 (+2 tell)087.2%
LDem37 (+1 tell) 9184.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:285 259186.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)no
Andrew BinghamHigh PeakConno
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastCon (front bench)no
Conor BurnsBournemouth WestCon (front bench)no
Tracey CrouchChatham and AylesfordCon (front bench)no
Nick de BoisEnfield NorthCon (front bench)no
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyConno
Caroline NokesRomsey and Southampton NorthCon (front bench)no
Matthew OffordHendonCon (front bench)no
Mark PawseyRugbyCon (front bench)no
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)no
Chris WhiteWarwick and LeamingtonCon (front bench)no
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDem (front bench)no
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)no
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)no
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemno
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)no
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)no
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)no
Mike ThorntonEastleighLDemno
David WardBradford EastLDem (front bench)no
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)both

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