Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause 57 — Marketing of New Homes to Local First Time Buyers — 5 Jan 2016 at 25:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted not to give local planning authorities the power to require a proportion of newly built homes be initially marketed exclusively to local first-time buyers.
The majority of MPs voted not to give local planning authorities the power to require a proportion of newly built homes be initially marketed exclusively to local first-time buyers.
Local planning authorities are generally local councils but can also be other bodies such as national park authorities.
MPs were considering the Housing and Planning Bill
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Planning obligations: local first-time buyers and began:
- (1) After section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (planning obligations) insert—
- “106ZA Planning obligations in respect of local first-time buyers
- (1) When granting planning permission under 70(1)(a), or permission in principle under 70(1A)(a), for the construction of new dwellings for sale, the local planning authority may require that a proportion of the dwellings are marketed exclusively to local first-time buyers for a specified period.
- (2) The “specified period” in subsection (1) must start no earlier than six months before the new dwellings have achieved, or are likely to, practical completion.
An explanatory note accompanying the rejected new clause stated:
- This new clause would empower local planning authorities to impose a planning obligation when giving planning permission for the construction of new housing for sale requiring that a proportion of the housing is marketed exclusively to local first time buyers.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Housing and Planning Bill
-  House of Commons, Official Record, 5 January 2016
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||276 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.2%|
|Lab||1||65 (+2 tell)||0||29.3%|
|Karin Smyth||Bristol South||Lab (minister)||no|