Licensing and Planning
Local Councils are both licensing and planning authorities with different systems for making decisions.
One area of problem has been that the Licensing Committee is only allowed to take into account a limited range of things and cannot consider planning issues.
However, I was pleased today that the Licensing Committee took into account when looking at an application for ... another ...
massage parlour in Hay Mills whether or not planning permission had been obtained as an indicator of the suitability of the applicant and/or premises.
This will improve the operation of licensing in Birmingham in the future.