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Could a ‘night tsar’ turn Manchester into a 24 hour city?Sacha Lord Marchionne and the Night Time Industries Association want the new Greater Manchester Mayor to appoint an official champion for the region’s nightlifeSacha Lord MarchionneGet What’s On updates directly to your inboxSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailManchester should appoint a ‘night tsar’ to help it become a 24 hour city to rival the likes of London and Berlin, leading figures from the nightlife industry say.Warehouse Project and Parklife boss Sacha Lord Marchionne is leading the Night Time Industries Association’s calls for an official champion for the city’s clubbing, music, food and drink and cultural offering.Sacha, an NTIA board member, is asking the candidates standing in the Greater Manchester mayoral election next month to follow in the footsteps of London, Berlin and Amsterdam in creating the role to promote and protect the region’s nightlife, which contributes to a industry nationwide.He and the NTIA have also assembled their own Night Time Commission, with members including BBC Radio 6 Music tastemaker Mary Anne Hobbs and Inspiral Carpets member and DJ Clint Boon, to discuss, debate and formulate policies that will make the city stronger and safer after dark.Andy Burnham launches mayoral manifesto with a soundtrack of Oasis, James and the Stone RosesCampaigning for a late running Metrolink and other public transport services will be a priority, to allow people to get home more easily and cheaply from nights out and to strengthen links between the region’s 10 boroughs.”It is so disjointed. When I stand outside the Warehouse Project I see the taxis that are picking people up and I’m wondering why they have to get a taxi back to Bury when there’s a tram line that’s closed.”I don’t see why it can’t be running until 3am or 4am at the weekends. Even if you put private policing on there, the amount of people who would use it would more than cover the cost.”The Warehouse Project at Store StreetThe commission also hopes to protect existing venues from development in the wake of high profile cases such as legendary pub The Star and Garter, which is facing closure to make way for a development near Piccadilly, and Islington Mill in Salford, which has faced noise complaints from nearby residents .A proposed Agent of Change rule which has been implemented in Australia would require anyone building an apartment block near an existing venue, for example, to manage its impact through measures such as soundproofing, rather than the other way around.”There should be adult conversations around the planning process,” said Sacha.”There should be apartments being built in the city centre, it’s a fantastic place to live, but if you are going to live there you should appreciate that you’re going to get a bit of noise.”An idiot’s guide to the Greater Manchester mayor electionBringing police, licensing and venues together to resolve issues and create a licensing policy that works for everyone will also be an objective, along with investing in training and partnerships for politicians and decision makers to develop and support their areas’ night time economies.A night tsar would create ‘a doorway into the town hall’ for such discussions, Sacha added.Sacha has not ruled himself out of the running for any such role, although he stopped short of declaring a direct interest.”It’s got to be somebody who understands the city, and who is possibly an operator themselves,” he said.”I would have a conversation with the newly elected mayor and see whether we understood each other.”The Night Time Commission also includes Trof Group founder Adelaide Winter, Greater Manchester Police’s former head of licensing Darrell Butterworth, Ground Control managing director Jon Drape, Gemma Gore, founder of PR and events agency We Are Indigo and former CityLife journalist Sarah Walters.