Licensing committee preview: January 2011

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Licensing committee preview: January 2011

pint of beerCardiff council’s licensing sub committee returns to action tomorrow, with five applications before it in a busy New Year of new openings and pubs and clubs wanting to extend their hours.

New burlesque club for St Mary Street

Facing the prospect of refusal for being within the saturation zone, No Saints Ltd has made an application to open the ‘Greene Room’ on St Mary Street.

The club would open from Monday to Sunday from 11am to 3.30pm and serve alcohol until 3am every night.

South Wales Police have objected on the grounds of  high crime, disorder and public nuisance in the area.

Cathays councillor Simon Pickard has also objected, saying “The saturation zone has been established to reduce anti-social and criminal behaviour, and that permitting further late-night drinking licences reduces the ability of the police, council and ambulance services to prevent crime and disorder, public safety and public nuisance in St Mary Street.”

The Claude seeks longer weekend drinking hours

A pub in Roath is attempting to get longer weekend drinking hours.

The Claude on Albany Road wants to serve until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, it currently stops serving at 11pm.

The pub, owned by brewery chain Greene King, faces objections from Plasnewydd councillor and council leader Rodney Berman.

He said: “Many residents have expressed particular concerns about the impact later opening will have on the future occupants of the block of 22 flats that is currently being built alongside the premises.”

Local residents have objected to the application, saying it will increase disruption in the area.

Rumney pub asked to install CCTV

A pub on Newport Road, Rumney, is being asked to install CCTV if it is to open for an extra half an hour each night.

The Sir Henry Morgan, owned by Punch Taverns, says it wants to give extra drinking up time to customers.

South Wales Police say if a CCTV system is installed they will withdrawn their objection to the application.

Rumney councillor John Ireland has objected to the application, saying it will cause problems for a nearby nursing home.

University plans new bar for students in Llandaff North

UWIC’s Llandaff North campus could be home to a new bar for students, as the university applies for permission to serve alcohol.

It faces strong objections from local residents for its plans to serve alcohol from 8am to 11pm at its Western Avenue base.

Residents, backed by Llandaff North councillors Jacqui Hooper and Ann Rowland-James, say it will increase parking problems in the area with students staying at the campus for longer.

City centre cafe-bar seeks longer alcohol hours

Trendy city centre cafe-bar Gwdihw wants to serve booze for an extra hour.

It currently serves until 1am but its owners want to serve alcohol until 2am.

It faces an objection from John Vesey, Cardiff council’s air quality manager, due to outdoor entertainments being planned to last until 1am from Monday to Saturday.

You can view the full papers for all these applications on the Cardiff council website

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