Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 — 30 Sep 2020 at 18:40

The majority of MPs voted for the continuation of more relaxed planning laws, including allowing additional homes to be built on top of existing blocks of flats without planning permission.

The motion rejected in this vote was:

The explanatory notes to the regulations[1] describe the intent of the regulations as being to "allow development to assist in supporting the Government’s economic renewal package following the coronavirus outbreak."

The regulations provided for:

  • * an additional allowance for the temporary use of land from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 2020.
  • * a new permitted development right to allow a local authority to hold a market for an unlimited number of days without the requirement to submit an application for planning permission beginning with 25th June 2020 and ending with 23rd March 2021.
  • * a permanent permitted development right to allow additional storeys to be constructed on existing purpose-built blocks of flats to create new homes.
  • * an amendment to existing permitted development rights to ensure that new homes developed through permitted development rights provide adequate natural light for the occupants.


Debate in Parliament |

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con325 (+2 tell) 1090.1%
DUP1 1025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab0 191 (+2 tell)096.0%
LDem0 10090.9%
Total:326 206091.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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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Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye

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