Public Houses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1695
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you support a change in the law to require planning permission to change the use of a pub site to retail or another similar use?

Answer

Answer for Public Houses

Answer for Public Houses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know, I am very conscious of the roles pubs can play in the social fabric of communities and concerned at the scale of closures over the last decade. I have already proposed measures to manage more effectively the loss of pubs and will consider other suggestions, including seeking changes in the operation of the Use Classes Order, which are proportionate and properly evidenced.