blogged about a 10 Minute Rule Bill being propposed by a Lib Dem MP to 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. If this bill is successful it would prevent future developments like Tesco's conversion of the former Feather's Pub without Planning Permission.
I am pleased to learn that Chorlton's Liberal Democrat MP John Leech is fully supportive of this Bill and will be a Sponsor of the Bill when it is heard next week. Chorlton Liberal Democrats have been and will continue to be champions of our local independent shops and businesses.