Sadiq Khan Proposes Soundproofing Measures To Stop Complaints Against Venues

Sadiq Khan Proposes Soundproofing Measures To Stop Complaints Against Venues


November 30, 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has just unveiled a new element to his London Plan that could help reduce the number of club closures. 

In the latest draft Khan has included what's called "an agent of change". What this means is that property developers will be responsible for the costs of ensuring adequate soundproofing when they build new residential buildings next to pubs, clubs and venues.

In other words, the threat of noise complaints on remaining London nightlife spots should be minimised, if not eradicated all together.

A statement from the Mayor's office said: "Boroughs will have to refuse proposals from developers that have not clearly demonstrated how they will manage this noise impact".

Khan also said: "I've set out measures in my draft London Plan to protect pubs against redevelopment, ensure they can co-exist peacefully with nearby residential properties and ensure that councils across the capital recognise their importance to the city's cultural fabric".



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