Bromley Licensing Committee
Crystal Palace Development
The committee has before it an application by London and Regional Properties for 13 Justices Licence under Section 6 (5) Licensing Act 1964.
The committee has heard evidence on behalf of the applicant and on behalf of objectors. It is fair to say there has been considerable evidence on behalf of the objectors including evidence from the Crystal Palace Campaign, the Mayor of London, individuals and spokespeople on behalf of a number of groups.
It is clear there are serious concerns about the effect this development and its proposed state will have on the immediate and adjoining community. These can be summarised as concerns over anti social behaviour and environmental issues.
Mr Stringer has given evidence as to the type of lessee for each unit although no particular individual or company has been identified as yet for the majority of the units.
The committee is satisfied that plans have been deposited to sufficiently identify the site and there is a general description giving a general indication, of the proposed size and character of each unit.
The committee has considered whether the Human Rights Act 1988 has been engaged. The committee is satisfied that there has been no breach in respect of these applications. Any of the matters complained of largely fall within the ambit of other public authorities, for instance traffic management which is the responsibility of the local authority and police.
The committee has considered the proposed conditions tendered by the applicant after consultation with the police.
Although we are satisfied the Human Rights Act is not engaged we have considered all the objections especially those which fall within those listed within our guidance document. We therefore propose to grant on licences to thirteen units identified on the plans most of which are going to be in the nature of restaurant style operations. The following conditions are proposed:
Unit 14. commonly known as health and fitness club:
Unit 13, commonly known as the bowling alley:
Unit 11, commonly known as the full on licence i.e.. a pub.
The remaining units which form part of the application will be on licensed premises in the restaurant style with the following conditions:
In addition the following condition will apply to all licences:
There is to be no sale or supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises.
The above conditions must he in situ before the licence takes effect.
We are of the opinion that the above proposed conditions will limit the number and type of person frequenting these premises because for the vast majority of the units alcohol can only be purchased as ancillary to a substantial meal. From experience the committee holds the view that this will attract clientele with whom public nuisances are less likely to be associated thus addressing some of the fears that have been raised by the objectors.
It also allows future applications to be made to upgrade the premises if and when an applicant so desires.
Two additional conditions were subsequently applied:
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