It has been voted for in the House of Lords to amend the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, to result in the removal of permitted development rights relating to the change of use or demolition of pubs in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.
An amendment looking to ensure communities have a say over what happens to pubs has been withdrawn following the committee stage for the bill.
There was a tight vote in the House of Lords on 28 February when the session took place, in which the house wanted to clarify whether the government plans to restrict the capacity of local authorities to put into force relevant conditions.
Per the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), in England between 2012 and 2020, roughly 250,000 of the cheapest rented homes could be lost.
Trailing the publication of figures by the government earlier this month, the calculations have suggested that the total number of homes that are vacant for social rent fell by more than 120,000 between 2012 and 2016.
Developer Hallam Land Management has successfully appealed Fylde Borough Council’s failure to determine its application for the demolition of existing buildings and the provision of up to 360 homes on land at Blackfield End Farm, Church Road, Warton, in Lancashire on time.
The case was recovered for determination by the Communities Secretary. Despite fierce local opposition from local residents over many years the Secretary of State agreed with the inspector who held the inquiry that the scheme should go ahead.