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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE MERTON RULE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 80: tabled on 06 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House supports the Merton Planning Rule requiring onsite renewable energy in all major new developments where viable; notes that onsite renewables such as solar hot water, solar photovoltaics, biomass boilers, small wind turbines and ground source heat pumps are proven technologies with rapidly expanding European and global markets; recognises that the UK languishes unnecessarily near the bottom of the European league table of installed micro renewable energy capacity; acknowledges that onsite renewables will need to make a significant contribution to the EU's 2020 20 per cent. renewable energy target if that target is to be met in the UK; congratulates forward thinking councils for adopting and implementing local planning rules requiring onsite renewable energy in new developments; believes that the Merton rule makes the delivery of the Government's 2016 zero carbon homes timetable more rather than less likely; and therefore urges ministers to ensure that the rights of local planning authorities to set borough-wide Merton rules and other local energy efficiency and renewable energy planning requirements are promoted unambiguously in the forthcoming Climate Change PPS.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2007
Devizes
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2008
Buckingham
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2007
Canterbury
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
West Chelmsford
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
North East Fife
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 November 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Burton
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 November 2007
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Eltham
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Lichfield
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2007
South West Norfolk
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Walthamstow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2008
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
Arundel and South Downs
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2007
Cambridge
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2007
Ruislip - Northwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Tamworth
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2007
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Bristol North West
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2008
Brentwood and Ongar
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Colchester
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2007
Nottingham South
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Leicester South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2007
Meriden
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2008
East Devon
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2007
Esher and Walton
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2007
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2007
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2008
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2007
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2008
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2007
Bristol West
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.