Monday, July 23, 2012

Change of Use

I'm just off for a Monday morning meeting at the council offices. Among the the things I have to do, is deliver a petition of objection from the residents, living around the Lymington road area of Westgate, to plans for a micropub in the former hairdressers (pictured).

This application appears to have generated strong local feeling and over two hundred signatures of opposition and so I have 'called-in' the planning application for review.

I understand from the director of the council's licensing department that no applications has been made for a premises license as yet and until that happens I can't proceed much further.

I would like to add here that any individual, business or group is free to ask their ward councillor to represent them and with the Ale & Bakehouse, Paul's Bar and Molly's in Westgate, they were quick to ask if I could represent them when they made their applications. So if there is a contrary view to represent, we have two more ward councillors available to choose from.

I have asked if this application could also figure as an item for discussion at next month's WWRA meeting, which I think is on 13th August, at the Westbrook bowls club.

Meanwhile, I see that one of the gates has been ripped-off the tennis courts in Old Boundary Rd and I have had a complaint that the St Mildred's Bay toilets were closed this weekend. This could be vandalism but all on my morning's 'To Do' list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

Here is a bit of information regarding the above micro pub application.

1. There are no spirits.
2. No lagers.
3. No alco- pops
4. No dart boards or pool tables.
5. No music, no T.V.
6. No mobile phones allowed.

Should they need to use one, then there will be a £1 fine which will be donated to a local charity which will be rotated regularly. This is done in all of the micro pubs.
7. Smokers will now be allocated at the rear of the property only, this will be strictly so no smokers at the front hence no litter and no 'eye sore'.
8. Now going to be strictly 25 + over age group, proof of age required unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children are more than welcome with soft drinks available.
9. Opening hours will be from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and then again 5.30 pm til last orders 9.30, out by 9.45 pm.

The micro pub is not a new concept. The police have never been called or asked to attend non of the 5 micro pubs, 3 of which are in Thanet. It will become a vocal point for the local community therefore an asset for the community. We will strictly control the 'no noise' policy whilst in the micro pub and on leaving. Signs will be allocated on our walls.

We hope this helps you with your decision to assist us at the meeting.

Thank you for your time.

Thanks Anne & Lee