Khan promises London Plan changes to protect leisure venues from new neighbours

Khan promises London Plan changes to protect leisure venues from new neighbours

London mayor Sadiq Khan has promised to beef up the London Plan so that developers would have to make sure any new residential schemes do not threaten the future of existing leisure venues.

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