Wednesday 7 January 2009 9.33pm
It's a bit of an old story.
They decided not to go ahead with the Shad Thames
saturation zone last year and it was also deemed unnecessary for Elephant & Castle.
Old Kent Road
was consulted on at the end of last year, and Borough & Bankside should come back to the licensing committee soon with new crime data.
Here's our story from when the OKR consultation was agreed:
thelondonpaper overstates the effect of such a policy - if eventually implemented.
It's not a case of the council "refusing to give licences", it means that applicants have to work a bit harder to demonstrate that their premises won't exacerbate problems in a given area. So the burden of proof is higher.
Interestingly the data shown to the committee for Borough & Bankside (NB the proposed saturation zone is not coterminous with the community council area) showed a hotspot for late-night violence against the person (VAP) offences around Borough High Street
and St George's Circus