Eventbrite have published an Independent Music Venues Noise Complaint Checklist to help club and venue owners, promoters and even bands protect themselves against anti-noise complaints.
As residential developments push up housing density in city centres, some venues have been hit by noise complaints from residents. Local authorities have significant powers to deal with these. They can impose strict licensing conditions or even revoke venue licences altogether. Eventbrote say that legislation introduced in 2013 made it easier for developers to convert commercial spaces like office blocks into residential premises. So, with city centre development set to continue, we found out how independent music venues can protect themselves.
Download our Independent Music Venues Noise Complaint Checklist here and find out how you can avoid the conflict.
More on the recent battle between Koko in Camden and the local authority over neighbouring developments on Music Law Updates here