As those of you who read the Bulletin Board may remember the parties hoping to lease the empty premises at 9 Caledonian Road have recent submitted a Licensing Application for a Late-Night Premises License for an establishment to be known as Drink, Shop & Do Ltd. The shop (bar?) is seeking to permit the sale of alcohol between:
11:00 and 00:00 on Mondays to Wednesdays
11:00 and 01:00 on Thursdays
11:00 and 02:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
11:00 and 23:00 on Sundays
As there already is a pre-existing Planning Condition that has been imposed on these premises from the original application (P081971), a new Planning Application that seeks to remove this earlier Condition should the above Licensing Application be successful has now been submitted. The new Planning Application is P100625 and the prior Condition it seeks to amend is:
CONDITION (EN02): Hours Limited Specified Days – The ground floor cafe/restaurant use shall not operate except between 0800 hours and 2330 hours Monday-Saturday and 0900 hours and 2300 hours on Sundays. REASON: To ensure that the proposed development does not prejudice the enjoyment by neighbouring occupiers of their premises.
Considering the number of "late-night premises" licenses that have already been granted in this small stretch of Caledonian Road, readers might feel enough is enough. If you do, and haven't yet objected to the Licensing Application, you can still do so by sending an email to the Licensing Team (to the attention of Dominic Ping). Your comment should state the name and address of the premises named in the application (Drink, Shop, Do, Ltd, 9 Caledonian Road). You comments should refer to one or more of the licensing objectives, i.e:
· the prevention of crime and disorder
· the protection of children from harm
· public safety
· the prevention of public nuisance
You can also comment to Islington's Planning department on whether or not you feel the Condition detailed above and originally imposed by Planning on these premises should be scrapped by clicking here.
Frankly when you read the original Condition imposed, it seems that it was put there specifically to prevent any late-night activities from happening at these premises. The fact that this Planning Application is being submitted to support another Licensing Application FOR just such an activity is hardly a reason to grant any modifications!
This writer will be objecting to both situations with the caveat that if the Licensing Application is reduced to be consistent with the original Planning Application (no service after 2300 all nights) all objections will be withdrawn.
Please remember that the character of your neighbourhood depend on YOUR involvement. So please let your comments be heard by the Council.