Roxy fails in bid to extend opening hours

Advertising pictures at the Roxy Venue, Sowerby Bridge
Advertising pictures at the Roxy Venue, Sowerby Bridge
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Plans to extend the opening hours of a Sowerby Bridge club have been refused by Calderdale Council.

Lee Nuttall, owner of the Roxy Venue on Wharf Street, applied to the planning department to extend the opening hours from 2am to 2.30am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.

But the council have refused the application because they claim the proposed development would harm the amenities of the occupiers of adjacent dwellings of Wharf Street and Hammonds Landing because of noise.

Stuart Nuttall, who has owned the Roxy since 1975, said that he would be challenging the council’s decision.

“We believe that this there is prejudice in this decision and we’ll be lodging an appeal,” he said.

“There are other establishments nearby which are open until the times we wanted to, but for some reason we’re not allowed to.

“We have to ask our customers to leave and send them to another establishment which is allowed to be open later,” he said.

“We’ve been here for a long time and we’re an important part of the community so we’ll be appealing this decision,” he said.

The Roxy also have a second application in to the planning department to install a removable roof to the existing patio, as well as create new boundary walls and a 2.2metre timber fence.

A decision will be made on that on May 25.