GRAPE AND GRAIN PLAN REFUSED / KICC LICENCE APPLICATION BEING HEARD ON TUESDAY / AND A BOUQUET FOR CROYDON COUN CIL
GRAPE AND GRAIN PLAN REFUSED
PLANS TO build an extension at the front of the Grape and Grain pub on Anerley Hill have been turned down by Bromley council.
An officer’s delegated decision says: “The flat roof form of the proposed extension fails to reflect the pitched roof form of the existing building and, by virtue of the excessive width, appears as an overly large, blocky and intrusive feature on the building which would fail to integrate with the existing building and which would detract from its appearance.
“Furthermore, the proposed extension would appear as an overly prominent and visually intrusive feature within the wider Crystal Palace conservation area, which would result in harm to the character and appearance of the conservation area, which is a designated heritage asset.
“The proposal is therefore contrary to policies BE1 and BE11 of the Unitary Development Plan, the Crystal Palace Park conservation area supplementary planning guidance for and (sic) the National Planning Policy Framework.”
KICC LICENSING APPLICATION BEING HEARD ON TUESDAY
KICC’S LICENSING application for the former cinema building at 25 Church Road is being heard at Bromley civic centre on Tuesday (March 24th) at 10 am in committee room 1.
The application is for seven days a week opening from 8 am to 11 am.
The licence applies for:
- Films: Friday to Sunday 3pm to 11pm;
- Indoor sporting events: seven days a week from 8 am to 11pm;
- Live music: seven days a week from 10 am to 11pm;
- Provision of recorded music: seven days a week 10 am to 11pm;
- Performances of dance: seven days a week 10 am to 11pm.
Asked for details of “provision of anything similar to live music, recorded music or dance” the reply on the application form says: “Yes – seven days a week 10 am to 11pm.”
Late night refreshment would be from 4pm to 11pm. No alcohol would be served or supplied on the premises.
Asked to state the type of activity to be authorised, if not already stated, and give relevant further details, for example (but not exclusively) whether or not music will be amplified or unamplified the response.to questions on all uses is: “We have taken necessary and adequate measures against amplified music.
“We have been certified to have adequate measures in place against music noise outbreak on the venue.
Asked to “State any seasonal variations for example (but not exclusively) where the activity will occur on additional days during the summer months”, the response to questions on all uses is: “Nothing planned at the moment but depends on community usage.
Asked about non standard timings and “where you intend to use the premises to be open to the members and guests at different times from
those listed… for example (but not exclusively), where you wish the activity to go on longer on a particular day e.g. Christmas Eve” the response to questions on all uses is: “Nothing planned at the moment but depends on community usage.”
LICENSING OBJECTIVES: Asked to “describe the steps you intend to take to promote the four licensing objectives” the application says all management staff will wear name badges at all times whilst on the premises.
Prevention of crime and disorder: CCTV recording on a 24 hour basis and recordings kept for a month. No new admittance after stipulated time.
Public safety: All security staff will be SIA (Security Industry Authority) qualified, 1 per 150 guests. All SIA staff will wear badges at all times, searching policy will be in place and search policy signs will be displayed accordingly. Incident report book will be on the premises at all times.
Prevention of public nuisance: Noise limiter is in place, all doors and windows will be closed, lobby doors will be closed during any entertainment events, noise vibration kept within the building, no waste taken out of the premises between 2300hrs and 0800hrs.
This building is a non smoking building and alcohol sale is not permitted on the premises.
Protection of children from harm: No alcohol will be sold on the premises. All events on the premises will not necessarily exclude underage children as they will be family driven and community oriented.
AND FINALLY: BOUQUET FROM VIRTUAL NORWOOD ‘BLOGGER’ …. TO CROYDON COUNCIL
The following post appears on Virtual Norwood:
“Just wanted to recommend Croydon’s pest control team.
“We had a rat get in our cellar and house. “I phoned up one well-known pest controller. “They were going to charge for three visits……£594 plus vat plus extra if I wanted any holes blocking up!
“Croydon charged me £28.75 for three visits and I am happy to say were successful and I now have an ex-rat…. and they came and disposed of him as well – (who was being to smell nicely behind the boiler!)
“So big shout out to the council there.”