Kebab Shop Refused 4am Bid

As local residents are protected from potential noise nuisance

The owner of a kebab shop in Clapham Junction has had his application to stay open until 4am rejected by Wandsworth councillors.

The council’s licensing sub-committee turned down proposals that would have allowed the ‘Kebab Feast’ takeaway in St John’s Hill to remain open until 4am at weekends.

Councillors were told that people living nearby would suffer increased levels of noise nuisance if the application was approved. They believed that residents would be kept awake by the sound of customers entering and leaving the takeaway, congregating outside to eat their food and also from the noise of car stereos and car doors slamming.

Committee chairman Cllr Caroline Usher said: “The opening hours requested here were just not appropriate.

“There are many people living nearby who could have easily faced unreasonable levels of disturbance until at least 4am and possibly beyond that hour and we were simply not prepared to sanction this.

“Our role is to help businesses thrive and grow where possible, but our overriding concern must be to protect the public from the impact of overly intrusive and unreasonable commercial proposals.”

November 4, 2014