King’s Place – Application for a new Premises License for top floor.


Update 3 December – Decision License Granted

In spite of 23 letters of objection, the Licensing Committee again decided it knew best what the local area needs and voted to grant this license.

The actual Minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here, so you can read the decison for yourselves: Download LSC A Mins – 15.11.10- Draft[1].

In spite of Conditions being added to this license, I for one, do not believe it was necessary, especially in light of all the facilities already available for drinking and socializing in the building.

Resident comments are encouraged!!!


Update: 26 local residents wrote in to comment on this application.

It will now go before the Licensing Committee at 10 AM on 15 November at Town Hall, Upper Street.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend to make their voices heard.

Logica, the tenant on the 7th Floor of King's Place has recently submitted an application for a new Premises License to permit the performance of live music, the playing of recorded music, the performance of dance or anything of a similar description; the provision of facilities for making music, for dancing and for anything of a similar description; the sale of alcohol, for consumption on or off the premises, from 08:00 until 00:00 on Monday to Sunday and the provision of late night refreshment, from 23:00 until 00:00 on Monday to Sunday.

This new application is a follow-on to a previous Planning Application (P091689) whereby on 11 Nov 2009, King's Place was Approved with Conditions to allow: Variation of Condition 6 (hours of operation) pursuant to planning permission P032145 to allow the A3/A4 uses to operate from 08.00 to midnight on any day.  Among others, the main Conditions associated with this Approval were:

CONDITION: The A3 use shall not operate outside the hours of 08.00 – 0.00 on any day. REASON: In order to protect residential amenity.

CONDITION: No further public access to the outside terrace shall be permitted after 22.30 and all customers shall be cleared from the terrace by 23.00 on any day. REASON: In order to minimise disturbance to neighbouring properties

CONDITION: No amplified music shall be played on the external areas of the proposed A3 uses. REASON: In order to protect residential amenity.

The granting of this Planning Application has already caused concern/problems amongst those living around Battlebridge Basin of the Canal due to noise originating from the restaurant on the waterside up to midnight and sometimes later.  This new Premises Application would now increase potential noise problems from the upper floor – and most likely the outside terrace area surrounding the 7th floor.

It is also important to understand that once a Premises License is granted, it carries forth with the premises, not the current business on the premises, so it is possible that although this application is being submitted by the current tenant, it will be usable by any future tenant of that location.

Those concerned can voice their opposition to this Application which can be seen by clicking here.

The Licensing Act 2003 allows any person living in the vicinity of the premises to submit a written
representation to the council. If the representation is considered relevant, the application will be
referred to the council’s Licensing Committee for determination at a public hearing.
Persons making representations must supply their name and address. Copies of all valid
representations received by the council, including names and addresses, will be given to the

All representations received will be included in a report prepared for the Licensing Committee.
These reports are published on their website and therefore any detail you include in your
representation will be available to be read by the public and press. Please note that the Licensing Team will remove your name, address and contact details from representations before its being published but your name, address and contact details will be listed separately within the report
unless you ask that they be kept confidential.

For any representation to be ‘relevant’ it must satisfy the following criteria:

 It must not be frivolous, vexatious or repetitive.
 It must relate to one or more of the licensing objectives, i.e.
 The prevention of crime and disorder
 The prevention of nuisance
 Public safety
 The protection of children from harm

Representations must be submitted in writing by 22 October 2010 and can be submitted via email to:

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1 Response to King’s Place – Application for a new Premises License for top floor.

  1. Sarah F says:

    I can’t find this recent planning application on the Islington site – does anyone have the code for this recent application so that I can register my opposition? Thanks!

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