NOISE complaints about a popular Bradford pub have continued, despite a "noise abatement notice" being placed on the venue.

The alleged breaches of this notice have led to Bradford Council refusing to grant Q Gardens a licence to hold a music event at the site on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The venue, at Odsal, has applied to the Council for permission to hold an event, which would see live and recorded music played outside and inside the venue, on August 27 and 28.

But Environmental Health officers had recommended this be refused, claiming there were already issues with noise at the pub.

They also revealed that the pub had been under a noise abatement notice since November.

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And at a meeting of the Bradford Licensing Panel on Friday, members refused the temporary event notice.

Nobody from Q Gardens attended the meeting, which was held in City Hall.

The event would have run from noon to 9pm on both days, and see music performed outside Q Gardens until 7pm. Alcohol would be served outside until 9pm.

If approved, the licence would have allowed up to 499 people to attend the event.

The application said: "The stage will be set up so that speakers will be projected to the open field on Stadium Road. This will limit the noise to residents. Staff will monitor the noise accordingly."

However, a letter from Charlotte Caygill, Environmental Health Officer at the Council, to the committee said: "This Department received multiple complaints of noise nuisance from amplified music and loud voices at the above venue and sent warning letters to the designated premises supervisor.

"This Department gathered evidence of continued noise and served an abatement notice on November 15 2021. Since then this department has received reports that the noise is continuing.

"We have open complaints about this venue.

"I do not believe that the noise from amplified music outdoors can be adequately controlled so as to prevent a statutory nuisance and thus I would object to the granting of the temporary event notice.

"Should the notice be granted, this Department will be taking further action to enforce the notice currently in place if we witness the live music or excessively raised voices at any of the complainant’s addresses and are of the opinion that this is a statutory nuisance.

"Failure to comply with an Abatement Notice is a criminal offence and may result in the institution of legal proceedings."

Members agreed to support the Environmental Health department and refused the temporary event notice.