Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Community Buy-outs

Mike Wood: What advice would the Minister give to planning authorities that do not treat the presence of community pubs on the register of assets of community value as a material consideration when planning applications are considered?

 

Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

Local authorities should certainly take into account community rights and the listing of pubs as assets of community value when they make planning decisions in their local area.