Residents object to later licence for Hove Lawns events

Events on Hove Lawns could go on for an extra half an hour if Brighton and Hove City Council approves its own licensing application.

However, neighbours, residents associations and Brunswick and Adelaide ward councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty have all objected.

The city council events office has to apply to its own licensing department for approval to allow alcohol sales and entertainment until 10.30pm on the lawns between the Peace Statue and Courtenay Gate.

However, the lawns span two areas of the city – known as the cumulative impact zone (CIZ) and the special stress area (SSA) where there are restrictions on new licences due to the high concentrations of businesses selling alcohol in the area.

Friends of Palmeira and Adelaide also raised the issue of the licensing zones and recurring antisocial behaviour.

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