A Conservative MP has brought forward a Private Members Bill that would close loopholes in planning law which allow local services such as pubs, post offices, local shops and community centres to be demolished without the need to seek planning permission. Nigel Adams, the MP for Selby and Ainsty, was selected by a ballot in Parliament to bring forward a Private Members Bill. Describing The Protection of Local Services (Planning) Bill, Adams said: “For too long, community buildings have been able to be demolished despite the wishes of local people. It is crucial that we stand up for them. "It is time that they were protected. My Bill will allow local councils to opt-in where there is a need within their communities and require that developers seek planning permission before demolishing our pubs and other valued local service.” The Bill has received the backing of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which has been campaigning for changes to planning law. Mike Benner, CAMRA’s chief executive, said: “This will empower local communities and offer a much-needed lifeline to community pubs and other local services. "Both councils and communities are powerless to act as valued and viable pubs are destroyed.”