Plans to open a new Greek restaurant and cabaret in Kelvedon Hatch by the owner of the Fat Turk, a popular Essex restaurant, have been granted after significant amendments to the licence were proposed by local Liberal Democrat councillor, Vicky Davies, following concerns from residents about potential disturbance from customers leaving the venue in the early morning.
Plans to open the venue from midday and midnight on Sundays to Thursdays and midday to 2am Fridays and Saturdays were amended at a meeting of Brentwood Council’s licensing committee; it was decided that the venue should to stop service at 11.30pm with closure at 12am between Thursday and Sunday.
As reported by the Romford Recorder, the venue was allowed to serve alcohol on Friday and Saturday until 12am with closure at 12.30am.
As the newspaper stated, Councillor Vicky Davies, who represents Pilgrim’s Hatch, said: “I know a business deserves to thrive and deserves to be successful, but it can’t be at the cost of the health and wellbeing of the local residents.
She said: "I think it’s a human right they can put their kids to bed at night on the safe assumption that at 2am there won’t be noise in the car park on a regular basis.”
The amendments proposed will allow the new restaurant, Yiamas, which is owned by the owner of the Fat Turk, to open in Kelvedon Hatch, on the site formerly occupied by the restaurant Dusk.