Kris Hopkins

Government set to strengthen planning legislation for pubs

26 Jan 2015

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 table pub protection amendment to planning bill

23 Jan 2015 | By Ellie Bothwell

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.

CAMRA's planning law campaign boost

03 Dec 2014 | By Mike Berry

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.

Retail and leisure development confirmed for Woking

11 Nov 2014

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