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Planning and pubs – BBPA comments on new DCLG proposals

24/03/17


Commenting on news that the Government will put forward its own, new amendment on pub planning issues in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, Brigid Simmonds Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said:


“We are looking at this in detail with our members, but it is clear that this new, alternative proposal from the Government has moved a very considerable distance to address our concerns, which is good news.


“Under this new amendment, rather than being placed in a class of their own, pubs would remain in the A4 use-class, with the specific right to extend restaurant use of the pub without requiring planning permission - we had been very concerned that food-led pubs could have been disadvantaged by the House of Lords’ original amendment.


“This proposal should also remove an incentive for local authorities to pursue Article 4 directions and for ACV ‘mass listings’, which would be a positive step.”





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