Music: Planning Permission

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 4th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on live music venues of introducing a statutory agent of change provision into planning law.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We are committed to supporting and promoting a thriving live music industry and grassroots music venues are an important part of this. DCMS is working with stakeholders to understand the impacts of planning law on live music venues and with DCLG on the agent of change provision and other issues to help ensure the continued survival and growth of this vital and vibrant sector.

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