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Tang restaurant late licence: Public meeting hears how environmental health will object to later opening hours bid

Posted on - 3rd August, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, News, Restaurants, University

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More than 30 residents living close to a Chinese restaurant wanting to open until 5am have vowed to fight its plan.

University ward councillors called the public meeting to discuss the application from Tang restaurant.

They want to open seven days a week until 5am and serve alcohol until 4.30am.

Richard Chan, manager of Tang, attended the meeting as well as a representative from Preston City Council’s environmental health team.

Councillor John Swindells said those living in the Cloisters and Steeple View were unanimous in their objections to the venue.

He also said the city council’s environmental health team were due to be objection.

A statement is being prepared, according to council officer Ian Massey, which states: “Further to the above I am objecting on behalf of the Environmental Health Department which is a responsible authority. I am objecting to the variation/grant of the licence due to concerns about the likely effect of the application regarding the promotion of the licensing objectives, specifically that which relate to the prevention of public nuisance, especially noise both internally and externally

“My reasons concerning the grant and its adverse effect on the prevention of nuisance are that the premises are in close proximity to domestic dwellings, together with the structural attributes of the building, the proposed entertainment and the later times (with alcohol) to which the premises will be open.”

Restaurant manager Mr Chan said he was going back to the owners of Tang to see whether they could amend their licence application.

He told the Lancashire Evening Post they wanted the later opening times to cater for students who wished to use karaoke rooms at the restaurant.

Anyone wishing to make comments on the application has until Wednesday 12 August to email licensing@preston.gov.uk

Do you live nearby? Do you visit Tang? What do you think of the later opening plans? Let us know in the comments below

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