Betting Shops in former restaurants

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1868
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you lobby government to change the Town and Country Planning (Use Class) Order 1987 to introduce the need for planning permission to change premises from restaurant use (A3) to betting shop use (A2), given that you have said that betting shops represent 'a growing menace' on London's high streets?

Answer

Answer for Betting Shops in former restaurants

Answer for Betting Shops in former restaurants

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have already lobbied for changes to the Use Classes Order so that any proposal involving change of use to a betting shop should require planning permission, and will continue to do so.