Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 4 — Provision of Discounted Starter Homes — 3 May 2016 at 20:27
John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted for central Government, rather than local councils, to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments.
The majority of MPs voted for central Government, rather than local councils, to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments.
MPs were considering the Housing and Planning Bill.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 9.
Lords amendment 9 stated:
- Page 3, line 2, leave out subsection (1) and insert—
“( ) An English planning authority may only grant planning permission for a residential development having had regard to the provision of starter homes based on its own assessment of local housing need and viability.”
The subsection which the rejected amendment sought to replace stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that an English planning
authority may only grant planning permission for a residential development of
a specified description if the starter homes requirement is met.
The Lords amendment sought to give powers to local councils to determine the requirement for "starter homes" rather than allowing central Government to set a "starter homes requirement"
Starter Homes were defined in clause 2 of the Bill as new dwellings, available to qualifying first time buyers, to be sold at a discount of at least 20% of the market value. A price cap on the sale price of Starter Homes of £450,000 in Greater London and £250,000 elsewhere is provided for.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Housing and Planning Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill
-  Clause 4 of the Housing and Planning Bill prior to the Lords amendment
-  Clause 2 of the Housing and Planning Bill prior to the Lords amendment
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||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.6%|
|Lab||0||164 (+2 tell)||0||72.2%|