UK pub closures climb to 31 per week

12th August, 2014 by Lauren Eads

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a campaign urging the UK Government to close a legal loophole allowing pubs to be demolished or converted into supermarkets without planning permission, as the rate of closures rises to 31 per week.

31 pubs are currently closing every week in the UK

Currently developers are able to convert pubs to other uses without planning permission, a legal loophole which CAMRA says has contributed to the loss of thousands of UK pubs.

Its latest figures reveal the rate of pub closures in the UK now stands at 31, having risen from 26 in March 2013, and 28 as of December 2013.

In total, 3% of the the UK’s suburban pubs have been lost in the….

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