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GOVERNMENT POLICY ON DERELICT AND ABANDONED BUILDINGS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 277: tabled on 21 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 recognises the devastating effect that derelict and abandoned buildings can have on a community, both commercially and on its landscape; notes that such sites can pose a serious health and safety risk, especially as an attraction to homeless and younger people; further notes the effect of land banking as a barrier to regeneration and to sustainable development; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to allow local planning authorities to tackle sites in their communities including allowing an administration charge to be levied against property owners to cover costs of safeguarding and assessing the site and to introduce a land value tax on vacant sites, similar to that already imposed in Denmark and discussed in the Barker Review 2003, in line with the value of business rates which would be payable if a permitted development had already taken place.

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.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2015
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 September 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2015
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Blyth Valley
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2015
Edinburgh West
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2015
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2015
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2015
Cheltenham
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2015
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2014
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 13 October 2014
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 September 2014
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2014
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2015
Wells
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2015
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2014
Ealing, Southall
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2014
Hazel Grove
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2015
Cardiff Central

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.