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Night and the city: can planning help protect night-time economies?

Words: Mark Smulian
Illustration | Neil Webb

Should licensing and planning be working in partnership to protect vibrant night-time economies? asks Mark Smulian

Older planners may not be habitués of fashionable dance music venues, but the furore over Islington council’s revocation of the Fabric nightclub’s licence in September may have caught their attention as this local dispute made national news.

The row over Fabric typified wider problems over the night-time economy and how to plan for it.

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