Previously notorious High Street shop “210” now known as Dough Artisan Bakehouse has applied to Bromley Council for a licence to sell alcohol for consumption both on the premises and to take away. The applicant from Essex also wants permission to show films, put on live amplified performances, and play recorded music both inside and outside the building.
The hours of operation, if allowed, will be 10 am to Midnight 7 days a week.
Beckenham Conservative Councillor, Michael Tickner, is urging residents to send in written objections by 2nd September, as the site notice is now being displayed.
“Aside from the licensing history of this shop, it is clear this would be more a night club than a bakery. To be considered valid, objections must be based on Crime and Disorder, Public Safety, Protection of Children from Harm, and/or Public Nuisance.”
Nearby residents in The Drive will remember well the Public Nuisance caused when a previous operator of “210” flouted planning and licensing to hold noisy outdoor events late into the night. The previous operator’s history cannot be taken into account as this is a new application under a different name. However the licence is for the premises, which can be sold on.
Police have previously indicated that nightclub-type businesses should be restricted to the Junction end of Beckenham and well away from residential areas in order for them to control disorder and provide public safety. Children sleeping in nearby homes will be disturbed if amplified music and rowdiness is allowed in this predominantly retail area.
You can also write a letter to:
Public Protection, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
which should arrive by 2nd September 2022.