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PLANNING POLICY AND SUPERMARKETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1371: tabled on 21 April 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 189 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 welcomes the decision by the Competition Commission, reported in its Provisional Decision on Planning Remedies report, not to proceed with previous recommendations to weaken planning policy and planning policy statements in relation to town centres to allow for more supermarkets to be built on the edge of towns and in out of town locations; notes that the recommended remedies from the Competition Commission include a competition assessment to prevent an individual retailer gaining a very high level of concentration in local markets but is disappointed that the Commission's proposal would only apply if a retailer gained 60 per cent. of the local market and that the remedies will do nothing to halt the closure of independent smaller shops; further notes that a high percentage of new supermarkets continue to be built out of town leading to an increase in car-based shopping and related climate change emissions; believes that there will be a disproportionate effect on households without cars if more local shops are lost; and calls on the Government, in its forthcoming revision of Planning Policy Statement 6, to retain key existing tests such as need, accessibility and scale and to strengthen planning policy for town centres and encourage a better mix of retail by also introducing a presumption against out of town retail development and new tests for diversity, local economic impact and carbon emissions.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Devizes
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hexham
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2008
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Newbury
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2008
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Gower
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Wirral South
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 May 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Monmouth
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Stroud
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Ludlow
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2008
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hastings and Rye
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Harborough
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Plymouth, Sutton
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Selby
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2008
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Manchester, Gorton
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hereford
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
Battersea
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2008
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2008
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Weston-Super-Mare
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 April 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2008
North Cornwall
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 2008
Upper Bann
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Mid Norfolk
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Leicester South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative Independent
Signed on 21 April 2008
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Milton Keynes South West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2008
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Eastbourne
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 April 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Batley and Spen
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Rugby and Kenilworth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.