We need businesses that will bring value to our community on the Earl's Court Road.
We do not need 24-hour betting shops, or adult gaming stores on the Earl’s Court Road.
A Licensing and Planning Strategy for Earl’s Court is urgently required. Residents are fed up with massage parlours, late-night alcohol stores, and gaming venues and yet the Planning Committee granted permission for yet another adult gaming venue.
As your councillors in Earl's Court, Linda, Tim, and Christophe will press for an accumulative impact assessment of the area and demand that there should be a restriction on further planning and licenses being granted for these businesses – they are killing our area.
The present licensing application for this adult gaming centre is a retrograde step for Earl’s Court Road, one that will not support the economic recovery for the area and is not what residents want.
We the undersigned call on the Council to restrict further licenses for 24-hour betting shops, late night alcohol stores, and gaming venues on the Earl's Court Road and to conduct an accumulative impact assessment of the effect of current businesses of these types on the area, so we can better understand the effect they are having on our high-street and take steps towards the positive economic recovery of our neighbourhood.
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