Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Special Area Policy back again

Enjoying a glass of wine in Nice three years ago

After ten months of planning and preparation, working alongside the Churchgate Area Association (CAA), I am delighted to report that the Special Area Licensing Policy for the historic grid of Bury St Edmunds was re-adopted by St Edmundsbury Council last night, by an overwhelming majority.

For the next twenty months applicants for licences or major variations in the area bounded by both sides of Abbeygate, Guildhall, Westgate and Crown streets and Angel Hill will have to demonstrate that their plans do not add to the cumulative impact of licences in that area.

It will be interesting to see what effect this has on any licence application by J.D.Wetherspoon or indeed the current variation from the Hunter Club to be heard on 14th April.

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