Make Some Noise: Petition calls for residents near venues to 'waive right to complain'

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The PMA's Make Some Noise campaign has been backed by MPs including pubs minister Kris Hopkins
The PMA's Make Some Noise campaign has been backed by MPs including pubs minister Kris Hopkins
A live music campaigner has launched a petition calling for anyone who buys or rents a property near a music venue to be forced to waive their right to complain about noise from the business.

The e-petition​, created by Aidan James Stevens, says: “There are innumerable cases of people knowingly moving within close proximity of live music venues, only to try to have their licences revoked or have them closed completely when they take exception to the noise.

"As such, anyone who wishes to buy or rent a property within a determined distance of a music venue should have to read and sign legislature that waives their right to complain about the noise from the nearby venue.

"If they do not wish to be bothered by something that was a fixture of the community long before they arrived, they should not move there in the first place."

More than 35,000 people have signed the e-petition. The Government must provide a written response to petitions with more than 10,000 signatures.

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser’​s Make Some Noise campaign​, which has been backed by MPs including community pubs minister Kris Hopkins, calls for the Government to introduce an agent-of-change principle, meaning people moving close to an existing pub would be responsible for soundproofing their homes, rather than the onus being on licensees.

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