After 4-Year Campaign Agent of Change is Here It finally happened. After four solid years of campaigning by Music Venue Trust, alongside our friends, patrons and partners, Agent of Change entered into UK planning advice in the National Planning Policy Framework on 24 July. The relevant guidance features at paragraph [...]
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Campaign for Agent of Change takes huge step forward 10 January 2018 was an important day for Music Venue Trust, our network of Grassroots Music Venues and everyone who supports our work. Over three years ago we introduced the concept of Agent of Change into the UK (following its success [...]
With huge thanks to our colleagues at UK Music and Musicians' Union, and a special nod to Jeff Horton at The 100 Club and Auro Foxcroft at Village Underground, we are delighted to announce that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched The London Plan 2018..... and policy D12 [...]
Big Breakthrough in the Fight to protect Grassroots Music Venues: House of Lords Recommends Agent of Change
Big breakthrough for Grassroots Music Venues as the House of Lords recommends the adoption of Agent of Change for planning and licensing
Agent of Change petition update One week after launching the petition we are delighted to say that more than 10,000 people have already signed. We need to demonstrate much more support so please read Frank's message and then do as he asks! "Thanks everyone for all the support [...]
What is 'Agent of Change'... and why is it important? The Agent of Change Principle is not complicated or controversial, it's simple common sense: Agent of Change says that the person or business responsible for the change is responsible for managing the impact of the change. This means that an [...]
VICTORY for MUSIC VENUES! Developers now required to seek prior approval on noise impacts before usage change
VICTORY for MUSIC VENUES: Developers are now required to seek prior approval on noise impacts before they can change usage from office to residential
DCMS Live Music Inquiry Report Released Today Damian Collins MP, Chair of the DCMS Committee “Urgent action is needed if the live music industry is to continue to make a significant contribution to both the economy and cultural life of the country. We also look to the [...]
Photo by Jannica Honey Lord Tim Clement-Jones' Opening Speech, Venues Day 2018 I am delighted to be helping to introduce the fifth Venues Day. I've attended all of them, from when Music Venue Trust and the Music Venues Alliance was just a concept through to now. There are now [...]