Councils call for powers to tackle betting shop ‘blight’

Posted on February 3, 2014 by admin
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Council leaders have called for tougher powers to tackle the “blight” of betting shops.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said that rules needed changing in England and Wales to prevent bookmakers being “clustered” in town centres.

It said existing planning and licensing rules did not allow them to consider the concerns of local communities.

Read the full article in BBC News online.