MVT boss backs agent of change move

James Hanley

UK Music’s bid to enshrine the “agent of change” principle in law has been applauded by MVT CEO Mark Davyd.

Agent of change would require a developer to take account of pre-existing businesses like music venues before proceeding with a project, potentially safeguarding the future of hundreds of venues.

At present, it is already included in planning guidance in England, but can be easily ignored because it is not compulsory.

Former government minister and Labour MP John Spellar will spearhead ...

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