Betting shops and payday loan companies in Enfield & Haringey

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2104
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Many of my constituents are concerned about the growth and clustering of betting shops and payday loan companies on our local high streets; Green Lanes in Harringay ward, Wood Green and Palmers Green being greatly affected. Do you share my concern that recent changes to planning regulations concerning change of use will lead to further such outlets opening up thereby reducing local high streets as attractive places to shop and remove valuable retail space that would enable a diverse shopping experience to flourish? What representations have you made to government on this issue? Will you lobby for greater planning regulation in this area so that local people can have a greater say on the nature of their local high streets?

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