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Music venues now protected against developers by new legislation

News: 17th March 2016 by Louise Dodgson under Finance, Law & Music Business, Live

Hurrah! Wonderful news for the UK's live music scene and in particular gig venues as the Music Venue Trust have successfully lobbyed to bring in new legislation which will protect our beloved hubs of live music.  Councils will not be required to take into consideration noise levels from gig venues in planning law, and the potential impact on residents before granting permission to developers.

Over the years many longstanding music venues have shut down or fought battles against closure over noise complaints from residents of newly developed apartments, so now the existing venues will be taken into consideration before these kinds of developments are permitted. Read more via the links below...

Related Links

http://musicvenuetrust.com/2016/03/victory-permitted-development-rights-now-require-prior-approval-noise-impacts-change-use/

http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/new-government-legislation-will-protect-music-venues-in-planning-law?utm_source=vicefbuk

http://thequietus.com/articles/19884-new-legislation-to-protect-uk-music-venues


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uk live music venues, uk gig venues, music venue trust, gig venues closing down, grassroots music venues

 

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