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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01176: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that new housing developments do not have a negative impact on existing live music venues.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 28 June 2017

It is for local authorities, through their development plans, to direct the right development to the right place and support existing business sectors. Scottish Planning Policy provides a framework of guidance to support authorities, in terms of promoting a sustainable pattern of development and decision-making on individual planning applications.