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HOUSING IN RURAL AREAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 622: tabled on 19 December 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House notes that there is an increasing demand for accommodation as a result of the trend towards single-person households; believes that if this is managed sensitively it could lead to the renaissance of city dwelling and living; recognises that in the centres of many towns and cities across the United Kingdom there is underused or derelect land on which new homes could be built with amenities close by; accepts that the countryside provides a vital green 'lung' for both city dwellers and country dwelling people alike which needs protecting; condemns Labour Ministers for wanting to build homes in rural areas such as West Sussex, Hertfordshire and Hampshire; believes that the Labour Government's desire to build in existing villages will decimate village life and could well produce modern homes out of keeping with their older surroundings; recommends that Labour Ministers abandon this policy forthwith; and urges Her Majesty's Government to issue new planning policy guidance which would compel local authorities, many of which are controlled by the Labour Party, not to grant planning permission in green field sites until the brown land available has been exhausted.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 1998
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
Canterbury
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1998
South Dorset
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Romsey
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 22 December 1997
Ludlow
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Beaconsfield
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 1998
North East Hertfordshire
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1998
Orpington
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 1998
Wantage
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
Wealden
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
Bromsgrove
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1998
South Cambridgeshire
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 22 December 1997
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1998
East Hampshire
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1998
South East Cambridgeshire
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
North Shropshire
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
North Norfolk
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1998
Tewkesbury
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
Broxbourne
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1998
Bury St Edmunds
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1998
Mid Sussex
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1998
Totnes
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1998
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1998
New Forest West
Tapsell, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1998
Louth and Horncastle
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 1998
Hertford and Stortford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1998
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1998
Congleton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

HOUSING IN RURAL AREAS (Amendment 1)
after 'Sussex', insert 'Worcestershire'.
Conservative, Mid Worcestershire
1
signature
EDM 622A1: tabled on 16 January 1998
HOUSING IN RURAL AREAS (Amendment 2)
after 'Sussex', insert 'Surrey'.
Conservative, Surrey Heath
1
signature
EDM 622A2: tabled on 19 January 1998