Early day motion 277

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GOVERNMENT POLICY ON DERELICT AND ABANDONED BUILDINGS

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Beith, Alan Liberal Democrats Berwick-Upon-Tweed 03.02.2015
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 04.09.2014
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 04.02.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 03.09.2014
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 22.07.2014
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 09.12.2014
Gilbert, Stephen Liberal Democrats St Austell and Newquay 21.07.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.10.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 01.09.2014
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 03.02.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 01.09.2014
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 03.02.2015
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 03.09.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 09.09.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 13.10.2014
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 03.09.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 01.09.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 02.09.2014
Munt, Tessa Liberal Democrats Wells Somerset 04.02.2015
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 01.09.2014
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 03.09.2014
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 13.10.2014
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 22.07.2014
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 02.02.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 03.09.2014
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 05.09.2014
Thurso, John Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 03.02.2015
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 01.09.2014
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 08.09.2014
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 04.11.2014
Willott, Jenny Liberal Democrats Cardiff Central 03.02.2015