This is a tricky matter that will mainly impact the folks living on the Canal facing King's Place. I will do my best to explain what I think is going on.
To recap: The original King's Place Planning Application P032145 was approved with one key Condition – No. 6 which stated that The proposed A3 uses shall not operate outside the hours of 08:00 – and 23.00 on any day.
As you will remember during 2008 King's Place subsequently filed a Licensing Application which sought permission to use their outside space until midnight, but because of the prior Planning constraint there was a problem. Although the Licensing Application was approved and the License seems to state that they can sell Alchol on and off the Premises until 00.00 (Click to see the online details), the Minutes (and I only have a draft copy) from the Council Meeting stated that:
139 (a) iv)That licensable activities shall cease on the outside terrace area at 22:30 and the outside terrace area to be cleared by 23:00. And
13. The outside areas shall not be used
- For regulated entertainment by way of any amplified sound
From this latest Planning Application it appears that King's Place is seeking vacate the original Condition 6 from Planning so that they can eventually seek to gain permission from Licensing (if they don't already have it) to use the outside space until midnight.
The Bulletin Board has welcomed comments from the parties involved (King's Place, Islington Planning and/or Licensing) to clarify this assumption (please use the Comments section below). We have now heard from John Nugent of King's Place, so please see his response in the section below marked Comments.
This latest Planning Application is No. P091689 (Download Council_notice) and the Planning Case Officer is Stella Bailey. Any comments about this specific application must be received by the Planning Department by 10 Sept and can be sent via email to email@example.com.
This applicaiton should also appear on the Council's website, (it's not up yet), and you will be able to submit your comment on the application online.