Interim Pub Policy Consultation

This interim planning policy statement has been compiled to address issues and concerns raised by Members in relation to the potential loss of pubs in the City.

This policy statement sets out the policy approach that will be taken forward in the development of the City Plan. The statement takes into account the following key principles:

  1. The importance of pubs as community gathering spaces which reinforce the importance of community and social interaction.
  2. A need to preserve the important economic functions of pubs which provide a substantial amount of local employment, providing job opportunities to local people.
  3. The need to preserve pubs which have an important historical and architectural function, contributing to the local townscape.
  4. A need to be flexible enough to respond to the changes and realities of the local economy and the wider economic environment.

This draft interim policy statement is available for public consultation until midnight, Tuesday 3rd February 2015.

If you have any questions please contact the Planning Policy Service on 01452 396825 or

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    5 Jan 2015 at 13:00
  • Closed
    3 Feb 2015 at 23:59