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The Government has said it intends to introduce legislation meaning planning permission would be required to change the use of or demolish a pub listed as an asset of community value (ACV).
MPs from the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group have tabled an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill, seeking to “end the scandal” of pubs being demolished or turned into supermarkets without planning permission.
Action by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to close the planning loophole allowing pubs to be converted or demolished without planning permission is gathering momentum, with more than 10,000 people having signed the petition.
Planning permission for a retail-led development in Woking town centre has been approved to create an area for shopping with a hotel, residential apartments and public space