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A shift in tempo for small venues under threat

Permitted development is considered by many a blight on the night-time economy of town centres, and particularly small music venues. Are they fighting back? the case of Koko suggests they may be, writes Jonathan Phillips

Koko nightclub and live music venue in Camden has successfully challenged the council’s decision to grant planning permission for converting the adjoining Hope and Anchor pub into flats.

On 8th September, High Court Judge Mr Justice Stewart ruled that insufficient attention had been paid to the setting of nearby listed buildings and the conservation area, and.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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