Broomhill and Sharrow Vale Green Councillors have welcomed the deferral of a controversial licensing application for the Founders and Co Bar which had proposed closing at 1.30am in the morning. The application would have seen an open terrace with drinkers partying to the early hours of the morning only a few metres from peoples homes.

The City Council hearing for the licensing application for Founders and Co at 605 Ecclesall Road, has been delayed.

Councillor Brian Holmshaw said,

“We now hope the applicants have the opportunity to properly consult local residents and it would not be unreasonable to expect that licensing hours are reduced in line with the many objections from local people. There is a long established 11.30pm planning curfew that operates in the Ecclesall Rd and Sharrow Vale area. This was originally agreed for the area by the Planning Inspectorate in February 2014.

All three Broomhill and Sharrow Vale Green Councillors welcome this site being brought back into use, but we have strong concerns over late night noise and disturbance in this established residential area. We really welcome that Founders and Co have brought this building back into use but they need to balance their business priorities with being a good neighbour to the surrounding community. To try and avoid creating worry for residents we encourage licensing officers to make it clear to future applicants that 11.30pm closure is a minimum licensing condition in and around the area.”