in Shaftesbury

The Humble Grape licensing application

Where? What? A new venue? Trendy bar? A vintner?

It’s not one of the usual places on Lavender Hill but a new application for a property on Altenburg Gardens. The licence is for the sale of alcohol 24 hours a day for consumption off the premises, customers will not visit the premises, but order via phone or internet and the premises will only be used to store a maximum 20 cases of stock

The licence application itself is not that shocking, there are actually a few 24 hour licences in the borough for similar services which cause no disruption, although I think it is a little unusual that it’s from a residential property.

Neighbours, may, however, be concerned about potential disruption from deliveries which are not restricted by time. Although I suspect there are plenty of other based businesses that are not licensed (eBay sales) that can cause much more disruption.

Representations can be made to the licensing section until 24 March, legally representations can only be considered by the licensing committee if they relate to the four licensing objectives:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • Public safety
  • The protection of children from harm

The council’s licensing pages provide more information.

If you wish to make an observation you can do so by writing to:
Head of Licensing
Licensing Section
London Borough of Wandsworth
PO Box 47095
London
SW18 9AQ

or by emailing licensing@wandsworth.gov.uk

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