New planning rules announced to protect UK music venues from being demolished

New planning rules announced to protect UK music venues from
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New planning rules have been announced by the government to stop
music venues being demolished.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced the measures
yesterday (July 12), will mean local councils must take into
account the temporary impact the coronavirus has had on
venues when considering permission for redevelopment, demolition or
change of use.

It is hoped the move will safeguard venues by preventing them
from being bought up and converted into housing or shops.

“Our theatres, concert halls and live music performance venues
are the envy of the world and are central to our cultural
heritage,†Mr Jenrick said.

New planning rules announced to protect UK music venues from
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“That’s why we’re investing £1.57 billion to protect
Britain’s cultural, arts and heritage institutions, as well as
ensuring these buildings aren’t destroyed.

“It is vital they are properly protected by the planning
system for both people today to enjoy and future generations.â€
The policy is expected to remain in place until December 31.

It comes just days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson
stoked fears that venues could be under threat
after he
confirmed proposals that would allow developers to demolish and
rebuild vacant and redundant commercial buildings if they are
rebuilt as homes.

The Music Venue Trust claimed that the regulations were a
“replica†of the Permitted Development Rights, which allowed
developers to close hundreds of venues before the government
eventually stepped in to protect them in 2018 as part of the Agent
of Change principle.

After seeking “urgent†clarification as to the new
regulations’ effect on venues, the MVT later confirmed that
grassroots venues won’t be affected.

Earlier this month,
the UK government announced an unprecedented £1.57 billion in
grants to support the arts sector
.

The news followed the launch of the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign,
which saw
more than 1,500 artists and industry figures coming together to
call on the government to stop “catastrophic damage†to live
music.

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New planning rules have been announced by the government to stop
music venues being demolished.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced the measures
yesterday (July 12), will mean local councils must take into
account the temporary impact the coronavirus has had on
venues when considering permission for redevelopment, demolition or
change of use.
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It is hoped the move will safeguard venues by preventing them
from being bought up and converted into housing or shops.
“Our theatres, concert halls and live music performance venues
are the envy of the world and are central to our cultural
heritage,†Mr Jenrick said.
Credit: Getty Images.
“That’s why we’re investing £1.57 billion to protect
Britain’s cultural, arts and heritage institutions, as well as
ensuring these buildings aren’t destroyed.
“It is vital they are properly protected by the planning
system for both people today to enjoy and future generations.â€
The policy is expected to remain in place until December 31.
It comes just days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson
stoked fears that venues could be under threat after he
confirmed proposals that would allow developers to demolish and
rebuild vacant and redundant commercial buildings if they are
rebuilt as homes.
The Music Venue Trust claimed that the regulations were a
“replica†of the Permitted Development Rights, which allowed
developers to close hundreds of venues before the government
eventually stepped in to protect them in 2018 as part of the Agent
of Change principle.

After seeking “urgent†clarification as to the new
regulations’ effect on venues, the MVT later confirmed that
grassroots venues won’t be affected.
Earlier this month,
the UK government announced an unprecedented £1.57 billion in
grants to support the arts sector.
The news followed the launch of the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign,
which saw
more than 1,500 artists and industry figures coming together to
call on the government to stop “catastrophic damage†to live
music.
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New planning rules announced to protect UK music venues from being
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