Music industry welcomes legislation change to protect venues

Coral Williamson

UK Music, Music Venue Trust and Musicians’ Union have welcomed new Government legislation to protect music venues, following a meeting with Ministers at the Department For Communities And Local Government and Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.

New regulations coming into effect on April 6, 2016 mean developers are now required to seek prior approval on noise impacts before a change of use from an office to residential building can be carried out.

Recent permitted development right extensions that have allowed ...

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