We have no plans to change the national planning policy framework for casinos.
Statutory instrument 2006 No. 220 came into force in April 2006 and amends the use classes order to remove casinos from the D2 assembly and leisure use class. The effect is that planning permission is required for any changes from existing land uses for use as a casino.
The draft Mayor of London order provides for the Mayor to be referred any future planning applications for large or regional scale casinos because of their strategic implications for London. This order will be subject to widespread consultation.