From Rio Cross Residents’ Association

An application has been made for ‘ a premises for films 24 hours daily, live music and recorded music in ground floor from 23:00 to 00:00 Sun to Wed and from 23:00 to 01:00am Thurs to Sat, late night refreshment from 23:00 to 00:00 Sun to Wed and from 23:00 to 01:00 am Thurs to Sat and to authorise the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises for hotel residence and their guests 24 hours daily and for the member of the public 10:00 to 00:00 Sun to Wed and from 10:00 to 01:00 am Thurs to Sat.’ by Edyn Ltd.

This new building, in the latter stages of construction, is on the site of the former Tesco local and the car park that formerly provided an open space, setting it back from Kingsland High Street, has planning permission as a hotel, and it was originally proposed that the ground floor would be used for retail purposes (continuing the use to the local community formerly provided by Tesco). It is diagonally opposite the Rio cinema, on a site that is already a crowded meeting and evening hangout spot. The loss of the open space provided by the former car park will result in increased congestion on the already tightly-packed pavements.

If you wish to object to this application, write to with the address of the premises in the subject line.

Your objection is most likely to be taken seriously if it directly addresses the objectives of Hackney’s Licensing Policy. The four main objectives of the policy are:

• Prevention of crime and disorder
• Public safety
• Prevention of public nuisance
• Protection of children from harm.

The deadline for objections is June 24th, 2020

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