UK government will protect grassroots music venues with new legislation

Music Radar,
16 March 2016, United Kingdom

From 6 April 2016, local planning authorities will be required to consider noise impacts on new residents from existing businesses – essentially, developers planning to convert offices near music venues into residential buildings will no longer be able to do so. Great news for musicians and music fans alike.

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