Chiswick Business Park is to start holding large scale social events. LB Hounslow’s licensing panel granted Chiswick Park’s application to hold larger scale events than they do currently, at a meeting of the licensing panel on Tuesday 29 June 2021. They are now able to hold up to 12 larger scale events a year.
The licensing panel heard representations from both Enjoy Work, who manage the site, and more than 70 local residents who were largely opposed to the proposals and they have attached a number of conditions to the licence.
Chiswick Park to consult residents before events
Cllr Richard Foote, who was part of the panel, told The Chiswick Calendar:
“There were some additional conditions, one of which was that in our view the applicant should hold a quarterly meeting with the residents and local residents association, where they would put forward their upcoming items and they would be up for discussion.
“Just generally to have an organisation that can develop good neighbourliness.”
A spokesperson for Enjoy Work said whilst application has been granted, they would not be commenting on the conditions of the approval at this time.
Image above: an event at Chiswick Business Park in 2019
Timeframe for sale of alcohol reduced
Prior to the meeting on Tuesday night, Chiswick Park Estate Management Ltd offered concessions to residents who were worried about noise pollution and litter. In a statement from their legal representatives, the applicant said they were prepared to reduce the hours that alcohol was available, stopping sales at 9.00 pm.
Enjoy Work applied to hold events with up to 999 attendees up to 12 times a year, with those exceeding 499 attendees requiring a risk assessment and management.
The planning application also requested a time slot of 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm Monday to Friday and 10.00 am to 14.00 pm Saturday and Sunday for film screenings.
Other events such as plays, live music and dance will be allowed to take place between 12.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Monday to Friday and 10.00 am to 14.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday. The sale of alcohol now will be allowed outside in the Events Plaza from 12.00 pm to 9.00 pm Monday to Friday, and 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.
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