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Letter: Why Was Permission Granted to Build Flats Next to a Live Music Venue?

Published on: 19 Oct, 2018
Updated on: 19 Oct, 2018

The Star Inn, Quarry Street

From Ben Darnton

In response to: Council Leader ‘Under Investigation’ for Backing Star Inn Over Live Music Noise

Perhaps the property developer should pay the £20k bill for soundproofing The Star Inn?

The real issue here is why permission was granted in the first place for residential flats to be allowed so near to a live music venue that is clearly well used and very popular.

Perhaps those responsible should be under scrutiny instead of Cllr Paul Spooner?

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Responses to Letter: Why Was Permission Granted to Build Flats Next to a Live Music Venue?

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    October 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Could this ruling now apply to other town centre music venues?

  2. Su Johnston Reply

    October 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I agree with Ben Darnton. I’ve known people buy a house next door to a church and then complain about the church bells, or next to the village playground and complain about the kids.

    The choice of where you live might be limited (it might be where you can afford or where housing is available) but my question is the same as yours: why was permission granted to build flats next to a well known and much-loved music venue?

    I am glad Cllr Spooner is prepared to nail his colours to the mast on this one.

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