We have been informed that the application for a sex establishment licence (SEV) for the Lap Dancing club at 149 Albert Road, has been submitted. The current proposed operating hours are until 4am.
There was a previous application for planning permission, which our council’s Planning Committee refused, but was overturned on appeal by the Government’s Bristol-based Planning Inspector. The owner of the building is now going through the next legal stage of obtaining alcohol and premises licences before he can trade. If these are refused, then the Lap Dancing club cannot open.
We have chatted with residents and local businesses who have decided that they want a public meeting to discuss the application and get more information about the process.
It is important to understand the legal rules around what are known as ‘The Licensing Objectives’ before objecting, as any reason for refusal is controlled by strict guidelines.
We have organised a public meeting at The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road on Thursday 1st February at 6pm.
Many thanks to Geoff at the Wedgewood Rooms for agreeing to host and for Albert Road Traders and Southsea Independent Traders for their support in getting what we believe is the best outcome for YOUR neighbourhood.
The closing date for representations in respect of this application is 12 February 2018, so any residents who wish to make their views known need to contact the Licensing Department on [email protected]
. You can also make your voice heard by signing the petition:
Of course, we acknowledge that you may instead wish to support the application and your views are also welcome at the meeting.
Anyone who cannot make the meeting and wants to know more, please do get in touch.