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Liverpool City council back ‘Agent of change’ proposal

“At a recent Cabinet meeting Liverpool City Council formally endorsed the Agent of Change principle and proposes to lobby Central Government for changes in licensing legislation to further  support the existing and potential live music offer in the City.

The Agent of Change principle generally means that the person or business (i.e. the Agent) introducing a new land use is responsible for managing the impact of the change.

In relation to live music venues, the Agent of Change principle effectively means that where a music venue is in place before a proposed residential development, then the Developer would be responsible for ensuring that any noise from the music venue was not detrimental to any of the occupants of the new residential development”.