The existing planning legislation has been changed and it’s great news for the music venues of England. The changes protect live music spaces from new developments, especially to deal with new neighbour noise complaints. These changes will come into effect from 6thApril and the Music Venue Trust explained, “local planning authorities will have to consider noise impacts on new residents from existing businesses under an amended permitted development right.”
This means that from 6th April if a developer wants to build near a music venue they will have their “noise impact” of the development looked at by the council. Developers and the local authorities will now have to work together to protect the live music venue or find somewhere else to develop.