Mark Whitehead 13 October 2017

Council rules new development must include LGBT nightclub

Council rules new development must include LGBT nightclub image

A redevelopment scheme must include a LGBTQ venue as part of its planning approval, councillors have ruled in Tower Hamlets.

Tower Hamlets council says giving planning permission for an LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) venue on the site of the former Joiners Arms will reverse the decline of similar venues in the city.

A proposal was approved with the applicant agreeing to increase the size of the replacement public house along with a £130,000 contribution towards fit-out costs for any prospective operator.

The development will also provide new offices, shops, open areas, nine new homes and employment space which the council says will generate job opportunities.

Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs said: 'I am pleased that following extensive negotiation between planning officers, the developers, the GLA and the Friends of the Joiners Arms the Development Committee has granted planning permission for an LGBTQ+ venue at the site of the Joiners Arms.

'Tower Hamlets is leading the way in reversing the decline in LGBTQ+ venues which we have seen across London.

'As a council we want to celebrate the great diversity in the Borough, and are committed to serving the needs of all our communities.'

Photo: © Dr Neil Clifton

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Senior Commissioning Officer - Community Catalyst

Essex County Council
Up to £35026 per annum
Senior Commissioning Officer - Community CatalystFixed Term, Full TimeUp to £35,026 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Resource Centre Worker

North Yorkshire County Council
£20,493 - £24,982 per annum, pro rata
We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that we have sound knowledge of the children we are caring for and are able to... Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Relationship Manager

iChoosr
Competitive
We are looking for an engaging and amiable professional with experience working for, or with, local authorities and an eye for detail. United Kingdom
Recuriter: iChoosr

Adults Service Manager - South

Essex County Council
£58727 - £66963 per annum
Adults Service Manager - SouthFixed Term, Full Time£58,727 - £66,963 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Pension Officer

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Pension Officer Temporary, Full Time £10.42 - £12.26 per hour Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue