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More councils removing Cumulative Impact Zones in Covid response Published Date: 20/01/2021

Poppleston Allen reported that Trafford and Hereford Councils have removed their Cumulative Impact Policy Zones (CIZ) in response to the effect Covid has had on the licensed trade.

In Clare Eames’ report, it is stated that:

  • Hereford in its new Policy states that in reference to CIP: in essence it was felt that prior to the Covid pandemic there was, but as premises are now struggling it appears the need no longer exists.
  • Trafford refers to the policy removing red tape on cumulative impact and later refers to a new application consultation service to support Covid 19 recovery.

Clare commented: “It is inevitable that most Cumulative Impact Policies still in existence will be based on evidence from before the Covid pandemic and as such we anticipate that further policies could be subject to further review during the course of 2021 as the full impact of the pandemic on the Hospitality Sector and Local Authorities is assessed.

“For those that have reviewed and removed these areas it is a welcome move by the Hospitality Sector that has faced the devastating impact of Covid on its business and it is clear now as the months roll on that the landscape for each town and city will now be different and polices will need to respond to that.”

Source: Poppleston Allen