Councillors approve plan for new nightclub in Bingley

Councillor David Heseltine

Councillor David Heseltine

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , City Hall Reporter

Bingley is to get a new nightclub after a licensing panel heard it could "inject a bit more life" into the town.

Rory Procter was today given permission to open a nightclub in an empty unit in Chapel Lane.

Mr Procter told the Bradford District Licensing Panel that he used to run the Queen's Head pub in Main Street, though he now worked as an estate agent.

He said: "I'm well aware of how hard it is to run a public house in this current climate.

"The reason why Bingley struggles so much at the moment is because there isn't a complete circuit."

He said people wanting a night out would not choose Bingley because there was not anywhere to go later in the evening, after the pubs had shut.

He said: "We are finding that a lot of our locals are going to neighbouring towns or further afield, to Leeds."

As a result, he said, he wanted to open an "upmarket" venue to make a night out in Bingley a more attractive prospect.

He said the club would measure 1,200 sq feet and would admit up to about 200 customers.

The application had attracted two objections - one from a nearby resident and one from ward Councillor David Heseltine (Con, Bingley).

Coun Heseltine's letter said: "The venue is in a block of buildings which include residential flats. There are also other residential flats within a very close proximity over the narrow road."

But at the meeting at Bradford City Hall, Mr Procter disputed this claim, saying no-one lived in the block of buildings where the club was planned.

He said the nearest residence was "30 metres down the road - it's a flat above a commercial shop".

The panel granted the licence, which will run from 5pm to 11pm Mondays to Wednesdays, 5pm to 2am on Thursdays, 3pm to 5am on Fridays, noon to 5am on Saturdays and noon to 11pm on Sundays.

Mr Procter said at first, he only intended to open on Friday and Saturday nights.

The panel placed eight conditions on the licence, including requirements to install CCTV, to put registered door staff on the door on Friday and Saturday nights, to challenge anyone who looked to be under 25 and to put up notices asking patrons to leave quietly.

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9:37pm Mon 9 Jun 14

thatsnotmyname says...

"Upmarket" venue.

Good luck with that.
"Upmarket" venue. Good luck with that. thatsnotmyname
  • Score: 10

12:01pm Tue 10 Jun 14

A650 says...

Hahaha!
Hahaha! A650
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12:29pm Tue 10 Jun 14

rosesrwhite says...

Funny how Cllr Heseltine is objecting, he normally spends his money in the pubs in Shipley. And how is he representing Bingley in the public toilets closure fiasco?
Funny how Cllr Heseltine is objecting, he normally spends his money in the pubs in Shipley. And how is he representing Bingley in the public toilets closure fiasco? rosesrwhite
  • Score: 5

12:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

Porkies 2 return of the Pig!
Porkies 2 return of the Pig! fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 17

10:46pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Its Granola - Granola says...

What a joke.
This is going to inject more life into the town by creating an upmarket venue LOL,
Just what sort of upmarket type people does he expect to find roaming the streets of Bingley looking for somewhere to go after the pubs have shut .
Yes he is right people do go to Leeds ,not just for a late night drink but for the pubs ,bars , and restaurants, and atmosphere,.
As a former manager of the Queens he must be well aware of the majority of the clientele that visit Bingley on a weekend would not come into the upmarket category ,and of those that do finding up to 200 could be quite difficult .
Still it is a new venue which should not be knocked ,after all there are 8 conditions placed on the licence granted by our ever thoughtful council,one of which "put up notices asking patrons to leave quietly", Now that will put everybodys mind at rest wont it ,because we all read notices when leaving a club at 5.00 am on a morning after a few stellas, a bottle of vodka , and enough jagers to put us to sleep for the next 24 hrs dont we ??.

Stick to selling houses.
What a joke. This is going to inject more life into the town by creating an upmarket venue LOL, Just what sort of upmarket type people does he expect to find roaming the streets of Bingley looking for somewhere to go after the pubs have shut . Yes he is right people do go to Leeds ,not just for a late night drink but for the pubs ,bars , and restaurants, and atmosphere,. As a former manager of the Queens he must be well aware of the majority of the clientele that visit Bingley on a weekend would not come into the upmarket category ,and of those that do finding up to 200 could be quite difficult . Still it is a new venue which should not be knocked ,after all there are 8 conditions placed on the licence granted by our ever thoughtful council,one of which "put up notices asking patrons to leave quietly", Now that will put everybodys mind at rest wont it ,because we all read notices when leaving a club at 5.00 am on a morning after a few stellas, a bottle of vodka , and enough jagers to put us to sleep for the next 24 hrs dont we ??. Stick to selling houses. Its Granola - Granola
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