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Saltaire bar's longer hours bid refused

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A bid to open Saltaire’s Tramshed brasserie and bar for an extra 90 minutes every night has been rejected by Bradford planners due to fears it would create drunken noise and mayhem.

Ossett Brewery Taverns Company had applied to extend the Bingley Road venue’s opening hours to between 8am and 1.30am, but the change to its existing midnight licence was turned down after officer’s studied eight objections from residents and ward councillors.

Comments against the proposal included:

  • “there is already a very long and unresolved history of noise nuisance and other anti-social behaviour problems associated with the relatively late opening hours of these premises. These problems have been very difficult to police and almost impossible to resolve properly”
  • “this is a residential area which values peace and quiet at night”
  • “millions of pounds has been spent making the area into a nice pleasant place it will all be ruined by drunken acts of vandalism, fighting and anti-social behaviour”.

The last comment referred to the new block paving, street furniture and flower beds created as part of the recent Saltaire junction improvement scheme.

Shipley councillors Martin Love and Kevin Warnes had been contacted by residents.

“We supported local residents in this matter, although I would also say that the Tramshed has a right to be there and does a very good job – I enjoy going there for a pint myself,” said Coun Love (Green).

“But local people feel midnight is already late enough.”

In his report Bradford Council planning officer Peter Timbrell stated: “Given the location and size of the premises, the proposed extended opening hours would be likely to result in significant additional noise and disturbance at unsocial hours and would prolong the comings and goings of customers to and from the premises at unsocial hours in the early morning.

“This increased noise, disturbance and customer activity would be to the detriment of the amenity of occupants of nearby residential properties.”

The control of customers congregating outside the premises could not be adequately controlled by the imposition of planning conditions, Mr Timbrell added.

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7:19am Fri 23 May 14

tinytoonster says...

lets stop a thriving business extending its opening hours but let money lenders and betting shops blight our town!
nice one bradford council!!
lets stop a thriving business extending its opening hours but let money lenders and betting shops blight our town! nice one bradford council!! tinytoonster
  • Score: 6

8:31am Fri 23 May 14

allannicho says...

Eeeeee I remember Trolley buses in yonder!
Eeeeee I remember Trolley buses in yonder! allannicho
  • Score: 3

9:11am Fri 23 May 14

bobby98007 says...

How do people escalate from 12PM, everything is fine and dandy to 1.30AM, TOTAL MADNESS, DESTRUCTION AND MAYHEM! (said in a film trailer sort of voice).

Think it would be valid on a weekend.
How do people escalate from 12PM, everything is fine and dandy to 1.30AM, TOTAL MADNESS, DESTRUCTION AND MAYHEM! (said in a film trailer sort of voice). Think it would be valid on a weekend. bobby98007
  • Score: 0

9:13am Fri 23 May 14

bobby98007 says...

12AM, Midnight, even. I could see a raucous from Midday to 1.30am.
12AM, Midnight, even. I could see a raucous from Midday to 1.30am. bobby98007
  • Score: -1

10:31am Fri 23 May 14

freespeech says...

It would have been interesting to hear from the police on this? Are they on speed dial to The Tramshed? I Think not!

8.. EIGHT objections and they call this fair! Eight people have in effect stopped this business moving on. I think Ossett Brewery Taverns Company should appeal!!!
It would have been interesting to hear from the police on this? Are they on speed dial to The Tramshed? I Think not! 8.. EIGHT objections and they call this fair! Eight people have in effect stopped this business moving on. I think Ossett Brewery Taverns Company should appeal!!! freespeech
  • Score: 0

11:01am Fri 23 May 14

Albion. says...

I agree with the objectors.
I agree with the objectors. Albion.
  • Score: 9

5:08pm Fri 23 May 14

Julie 65 says...

We need to remember this venue is a bar an eatery not a nightclub. I think it's fair not to allow extended hours.
We need to remember this venue is a bar an eatery not a nightclub. I think it's fair not to allow extended hours. Julie 65
  • Score: 2

3:13pm Wed 28 May 14

Outraged Of Saltaire says...

I would also have to agree with all those objectors and side with those who live nearby
I would also have to agree with all those objectors and side with those who live nearby Outraged Of Saltaire
  • Score: 0

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