Public Houses

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


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 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.