THE OWNER of a restaurant once blighted by noise and drunken fights has insisted the problems will not return after being granted a new entertainment licence.
Tabla, in Hanworth Road, Hounslow, was this week given a licence to play live and recorded music subject to an agreement with Hounslow Council's noise pollution team.
It will be able to play music until 11pm on Thursday and Sunday, and midnight on Friday and Saturday, provided it can satisfy the council sufficient measures are in place to prevent residents being affected.
The venue's previous owners were stripped of their licence two years ago following a string of complaints from neighbours.
However, the Chronicle is not aware of any problems since the current owners took over shortly afterwards.
Owner Deepak Mehan this week told the Chronicle he was 'committed' to maintaining the restaurant's good relationship with its neighbours.
"We made a commitment when we took over the restaurant that there would be no repeat of previous problems and we're sticking to that," he said.
"We're just waiting for the council to come back and say what's needed (to ensure residents won't be affected by the noise) and then we will implement those measures."
The licence was approved in principle despite objections from some residents and a small petition signed by 10 people. However, residents will be involved in discussions over noise mitigation measures.