Legislation changes for pubs as assets of community value
The changes laid before Parliament on 12 March 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015 and can be summarised as follows:
Pubs listed as ACVs will require planning permission to change their use or be demolished for the period of their listing. This includes pubs already listed as ACVs.
In addition to this planning permission will be required to change the use or demolish a pub from the point of nomination. CAMRA requested this to be included in the amendments and the Government obliged.
As part of the changes, pub owners and developers will be required to ascertain whether pubs not on the asset list have actually been nominated. This must be done formally in writing to the host Council.
The local authority has 56 days to confirm whether the pub is listed or nominated. This means that the owner cannot change use or demolish a pub lawfully within the prescribed 56 day period.
The legislative changes are available in full at the link below.
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