Property & Planning / 29 November 2017

Planning and pubs - BBPA comments on draft London plan

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds:


“I welcome the fact that the draft plan recognises the great contribution that pubs make to the economy and social life of London.


“In particular, the agent-of-change proposal is one that we have long argued for, and would ensure that pubs are not threatened by new housing developments through complaints about noise from pubs which have been trading for hundreds of years.


“We will certainly be responding to the consultation as there are also some aspects that will need careful consideration, including a proposal around the need to market a pub for a specific period of time before any change of use and how this might work in practice.”

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