Government to introduce greater planning protection for threatened theatres and performance venues

The communities secretary will issue a written ministerial statement this week that tightens planning rules around proposals to redevelop theatres, concert halls and live music performance venues threatened by Covid-19, the housing ministry has announced.

by Michael Donnelly
The empty auditorium of the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera, which remains closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Pic: Getty Images
The empty auditorium of the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera, which remains closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Pic: Getty Images

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