Hackney Council has initiated a consultation of businesses and residents on proposed changes to the current licensing policy. The changes aim to manage the growth of borough’s vibrant nightlife while balancing the needs of residents.
The the significant amendments to the current policy include to geographically extend the current Shoreditch Special Policy Area (SPA) as well as make borough-wide changes to the operating hours of any new licences.
The proposals being put forward will only affect applications for new licences or variations of existing licences. It would not stop new licenses from being granted, but it would enable the Council to manage the growth of entertainment and hospitality premises to ensure that their businesses do not have an adverse effect on the local area.
Your views as local businesses are extremely important and so we would urge you to respond with any evidence of how you think the proposed changes will affect your business both now and in the future.
Please see hackney.gov.uk/licensing to share your views.
Consultation is Open
Runs from 25 May 2015 to 14 Aug 2015
Results expected 4 September 2015
Feedback expected 25 September 2015
Drop-in Consultation Sessions