Victory for Forum’s fight

    The Forum Tunbridge Wells

    Music lovers are celebrating after a Tunbridge Wells-led campaign won a battle to prevent the loss of live music venues.

    Launched by Forum co-owners Jason Dormon and Mark Davyd to protect live music, the group wanted an Agent of Change law to help venues.

    Although they did not secure this law – which means residential property developers would be responsible for paying for soundproofing if they build near any existing music venue – similar legislation has been created.

    From April planning authorities must consider noise impacts on new residents from existing music venues.

    Jason Dormon said it was ‘fantastic news’.