BBC: Womanby Street live music venue campaign backed by MPs

Live music is under threat unless planning laws are changed to protect venues from complaints about noise, two Cardiff MPs have said.

Fans fear Clwb Ifor Bach in the city centre could close after permission was granted for a hotel redevelopment nearby.

Kevin Brennan and Jo Stevens want special designation for such areas to restrict residential schemes.

Cardiff West MP Mr Brennan, a Labour shadow arts minister and keen guitarist, said: "As a regular performing musician it's important to me that our city can continue to hold its reputation as a great location for live music.

"Festivals like Swn are the place where many bands from Wales and beyond have cut their teeth.

"I would hate to see opportunities like this squandered away to placate the residential developers looking for a quick buck in Cardiff city centre."

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