ALMR reaction to new planning guidance to protect London’s clubs

Kate Nicholls, CEO of the ALMR, the leading voice for the UK’s eating and drinking out sector, comments:

“We fully welcome the Mayor’s new guidance on planning which will see the Agent of Change principle written into the London Plan. The ALMR has been long campaigned for this additional protection, which will go a long way to slowing the large number of pub and late-night venue closures we have seen in the capital in recent years. We now want to see councils in other cities across the UK adopt this sensible approach, extending this protection nationwide and enabling the night-time economy to thrive.”