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e-Petition: Live Music Protection in Wales

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We call on the National Assembly for Wales to take steps to protect live music venues in Wales. In particular, we ask that the Assembly introduces the ‘agent of change’ principle to make it the responsibility of the developers of any new premises, commercial or residential, to find solutions to noise from nearby pre-existing business. We further call on the National Assembly to legislate so that it is possible for local authorities to recognise an area of ‘cultural significance for music’ within the planning framework.

The ‘agent of change’ principle has been adopted in England and protects existing live music venues by stipulating that the person or business responsible for the change is also responsible for managing the impact of that change. That means if housing or a hotel, for example, are built next to a live music venue it is the developer’s responsibility to mitigate the noise, rather than the existing live music venue. Without the ‘agent of change’ principle in Wales, there are threats to live music venues from new developments, as can be seen through the proposed building of a new hotel on Womanby Street in Cardiff. In addition, the Mayor of London is currently proposing to recognise parts of London as ‘an area of cultural significance for music’. We believe this should be an option for local authorities in Wales, particularly for places like Womanby Street, where so many famous Welsh musicians have started their career.

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Petition details

Petition Status: Closed by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 31/03/2017
Open until midday on: 30/04/2017


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 5383

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Janet Derrick Cynon Valley 30/04/2017
Lisa Derrick Cardiff West 30/04/2017
Elise Marie Stewart Aberavon 30/04/2017
Nick Brown Aberavon 30/04/2017
Irene Burton Cynon Valley 29/04/2017
Mark Stephenson Swansea West 29/04/2017
Rhian Jones Pontypridd 29/04/2017
Anonymous Cardiff Central 29/04/2017
Nikki Gulliford Ogmore 29/04/2017
Vanessa Delgado Cardiff Central 29/04/2017
Maxine Oliver Brecon and Radnorshire 29/04/2017
Jeremy Clulow Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 29/04/2017
mary smathers Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 29/04/2017
Nathan Millwater Rhondda 28/04/2017
Anonymous Manchester 28/04/2017
Lewis Mitchell Newport West 28/04/2017
Anonymous Cardiff West 28/04/2017
Lisa griffiths Monmouth 28/04/2017
Ellie Harwood Pontypridd 28/04/2017
Taryn Sullivan Vale of Glamorgan 27/04/2017
Mark Alaszewski Cardiff South and Penarth 27/04/2017
Rebecca Nurse Cardiff North 27/04/2017
Paul Harrison Hertfordshire 27/04/2017
Sian T Humphrey Rhondda 27/04/2017
Terrence Alun Whitter Rhondda 27/04/2017

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