Objections to late licence application for historic building in Leyton

Later licence requested by The Great Hall owners

Later licence requested by The Great Hall owners

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A bid to gain an alcohol licence for a grade II-listed and use it as a wedding venue has been met with strong opposition.

The company, listed as LMO UK, hopes to serve alcohol at The Great Hall in Adelaide Road, Leyton, between 8am and 11.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and until midnight at weekends.

The hall, which is in a residential area, was purchased from the council by Michael Polledri, chairman of Lee Valley estates, in 2006. 

Company LMO UK is now hoping to use the hall, built in 1896, as a wedding venue.

But ten households have objected to the proposal, which is due to be considered by the licensing committee on April 23.

They cite anti-social behaviour and noise as concerns.

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11:01am Tue 15 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

When it comes to booze being sold there appears to be a free for all these days. Local residents have to suffer the consequences of such licensing deregulation by (New) Labour. The neighbours have to take their children through the pikes of vomit, urine, kebab wrappings, discarded glasses and cans and even used condoms that litter the area as a result of Tessa Jowell's 'drinking can be fun' liberalism.

No doubt despite mass opposition, this will be rubber stamped.

Had the application been for a mosque this would have been fought tooth and nail by the council, so why can they not vehemently object to this proposal?
When it comes to booze being sold there appears to be a free for all these days. Local residents have to suffer the consequences of such licensing deregulation by (New) Labour. The neighbours have to take their children through the pikes of vomit, urine, kebab wrappings, discarded glasses and cans and even used condoms that litter the area as a result of Tessa Jowell's 'drinking can be fun' liberalism. No doubt despite mass opposition, this will be rubber stamped. Had the application been for a mosque this would have been fought tooth and nail by the council, so why can they not vehemently object to this proposal? Villagecranberry
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12:00pm Tue 15 Apr 14

cynicalsue says...

If it's Michael Polledri you've no chamce. He is the 'businessman' beloved by our venerable LBWF leaders.
If it's Michael Polledri you've no chamce. He is the 'businessman' beloved by our venerable LBWF leaders. cynicalsue
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12:00pm Tue 15 Apr 14

cynicalsue says...

*chance*
*chance* cynicalsue
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3:17pm Wed 30 Apr 14

George ,Leyton says...

I have only just heard about this ,Why did they not ask all the people in the area there views,It will just end up as a giant car park.
I have only just heard about this ,Why did they not ask all the people in the area there views,It will just end up as a giant car park. George ,Leyton
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