The future of a kebab shop will soon be known to residents in South Acton who are worried about the impact it would have on their quality of life.
Ealing Council’s licensing sub committee will consider Ergin Karasu’s application for a new premises licence for Kebab Centre in High Street on Wednesday (August 20).
The premises are located within the Acton town centre ‘special policy area’, the effect of which is that applications, which are likely to add to the existing negative impact, will normally be refused unless it can be demonstrated that they would not.
Mill Hill Park Residents’ Association’s report to the council said: “The premises is located within Acton’s Special Policy Area where there are high levels of alcohol-related crime, anti-social behaviour, noise nuisance and street drinking.
“These issues have a negative impact on the quality of life for residents living along the High Street and in neighbouring roads, including those within Mill Hill Park.”
The applicant, whose takeaway would provide Turkish meals and sell no alcohol, said: “Since we do not supply alcohol, our customers are mainly ordering food to take out, get it delivered or dine at the restaurant.
“We only have the capacity to seat 20 people, we are in the process of fitting CCTV cameras to capture images inside and outside the premises, and we have no music, TV, radio or any other sound broadcasted in the premises or outside it.
“All our seats are indoor so no noise is heard from outside.”
Lee Smith, Police Constable, said the hours applied for are clearly beyond the core hours for licensable activities as published on Ealing Council’s website.
He said: “I would recommend that a minimum of one SIA door supervisor is employed if the premises are granted hours beyond core hours.”
He also outlined other crime reduction measures that would be necessary: colour CCTV, a Monitored Central Station Alarm with a Personal Attack facility providing a Police response, that no outside area is to be used after 11pm, that signs are displayed in the customer area requesting people leave the restaurant quietly, appropriate staff training and arrangements to ensure the area in front of the takeaway is litter free.
The application is for the provision of late night refreshment from Sunday to Thursday 11pm to 1am and Friday to Saturday 11pm to 4am.
Also for opening hours to the public on Sunday to Thursday 12 midday to 1am and Friday to Saturday 12 midday to 4am.