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8 Stoke Newington Road refused planning permission for club

August 14, 2014

Hackney Council has refused planning permission for a change of use of the basement of 8 Stoke Newington Road from a snooker club to a night club, giving the following reasons:
1) The proposal, by reason of its location outside of a designated town centre, would
contrary policy CS15 of the Hackney Core Strategy and policy DM15 of the
Development Management Local Plan (Publication Version 2013), which seek to
direct evening and night-time uses to designated town centres.
2) The proposal, by reason of its location within a parade where 53% of the units are
within Use Class A3 or A4 which form part of the evening and night-time
economy, would contribute to an over-concentration of such uses with evidence of
noise and disturbance and anti-social behaviour within the local area, which would
would worsen the existing situation by reason of its hours of operation and would
result in patrons entering and existing the premises and smoking outside causing
noise and disturbance, to the detriment of the amenity of neighbouring occupiers.
As such, the proposal would be contrary to Policy 7.15 of the London Plan 2011,
Policy CS15 and CS24 of the Core Strategy (2010), Saved Policy EQ40 (Noise
Control) of the Hackney UDP 1995 and Policies DM2 and DM15 of the
Development Management Local Plan (Publication Version 2013).

One Comment
  1. Have you seen this?

    We have raised the following with Dalson Social

    As a local group supporting women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence, including East London Rape Crisis, we would like to complain about the poster promoting your NWA event on 30th August. It reduces women to sexual objects and both minimises and attempts to glamorise male violence against women.

    Depicting women as sex objects plays a role in maintaining inequality between women and men and creating a conducive context for male violence against women. This has been recognised at the international level by the United Nations Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

    You might be interested to know that in the last year, 183 rapes were reported to the police in Hackney. Based on government statistics which indicated that only around 20% of rapes are reported to the police, this suggests that over 900 rapes, around 17 every week, take place in the borough. In addition a further 264 other sexual crimes were reported in the last year and already this year, three women in the borough have been killed through suspected male violence, one of them, a 15 year-old girl, was shot. Your poster contributes to maintaining a culture in which male violence against women and girls occurs and is not taken seriously. Is this your intent?

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