The Lib Dem Leader in Liverpool, Councillor Richard Kemp CBE, has written to Liverpool MPs calling on them to support Julian Huppert’s Private Members Bill when it is presented to Parliament next week.
The Bill, if passed, would prevent the demolition or change of use of a pub or local independent shop without planning permission. Planning permission would also be needed before the premises or land could be used for a supermarket.
Councillor Richard Kemp said “I’ve asked our local MPs to support this bill as it highlights the threat to our local pubs and shops which we are fighting constantly to protect. It is crucial that we do everything in our power to safeguard them.”
Note to editors:
The full wording of Julian Huppert’s 10 Minute Rule Bill motion is below and will be presented to Parliament on Tuesday 10th July 2012:
Local Services (Planning)
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable local planning authorities to require the granting of planning permission prior to the demolition or change of use of premises or land used or formerly used as a public house or local independent shop; and to enable local planning authorities to require the granting of planning permission if premises or land will be used for a supermarket; and for connected purposes.
For further information Councillor Richard Kemp is available on 07885 626 913