Theatres Trust welcomes greater planning protection for theatres
Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP has announced that regulations have been laid that will prevent theatres being demolished without planning permission.
Theatres Trust Director Jon Morgan responds:
We are delighted that the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has today laid the regulations to prevent theatres and other cultural buildings from being demolished without planning permission. Theatres Trust has been campaigning to strengthen protections for theatre buildings in the planning system and we are pleased that the government responded to our proposal so positively. This provides excellent protection for theatre buildings facing difficulty due to Covid-19.