SRL has recently acted as an expert witness for a Rule 6 party at a public inquiry concerning a planning enforcement notice issued by the London Borough of Redbridge on the St Georgio Hotel located in Cranbrook Road. The main issue focused on the impact of noise, from an existing nightclub, on guests staying at the neighbouring hotel and whether they would be able to achieve a restful nights sleep. The inspectors decision, agreed with SRL’s argument, indicating that all rooms could not successfully be sound proofed and that levels of noise from the nightclub would exceed the guidance of the World Health Organisation. The proximity of a hotel to the nightclub was therefore unacceptable and the planning system had to intervene to stop incompatible land uses from operating.
SRL is looking to expand its expert witness portfolio, if you would like to discuss this type of representation please contact Nick Swainston or call him on 01787247595