News MP backing of the Planning (Agent of Change) Bill is music to the ears of venues

Agent of Change Bill passes first reading in the House of Commons

“On Wednesday 10th January 2018 the Planning (Agent of Change) Bill, which is a Private Members Bill, had its first reading in the House of Commons.

Rt Hon John Spellar (MP) said that the Bill is “…designed to protect existing music venues from closure or crippling costs arising from development of new residential properties in their vicinity, especially over questions of noise…”

The Bill will place the onus upon property developers to take into account existing music venues in the area of a proposed development

Private Members Bills are delicate in their nature and there is a long way for it to go yet, with a number of stages it will have to pass through.

It will go to its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 19th January 2018.

We will provide a further update following the second reading.”