Date for pub planning changes announced

By Liam Coleman

- Last updated on GMT

The Government has confirmed the date planning law changes will come into force
The Government has confirmed the date planning law changes will come into force

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Changes to pub planning laws will come into force on 23 May, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed.

The legislation, which is designed to give pubs greater protection against demolition or change of use by removing permitted development rights from “drinking establishments”, passed through parliament​ on 27 April.

The DCLG has now said that these changes will come into effect on 23 May 2017.

The six biggest tenanted pubcos and three supermarkets had already agreed​ to abide by the legislation before it became law.

That pledge followed concerns​, from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the All-Party Parliamentary Pubs Group (APPPG), that pubs would be “vulnerable to development” before the legislation came into effect.

Related topics: Legislation

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