Hearing for Potters Bar gambling centre proposals

A HEARING will be held to decide the fate of a proposed Potters Bar gambling arcade – after a record number of complaints from residents. Hertsmere Borough Council's licensing sub-committee will convene on March 6. The meeting will hear representations

A HEARING will be held to decide the fate of a proposed Potters Bar gambling arcade - after a record number of complaints from residents.

Hertsmere Borough Council's licensing sub-committee will convene on March 6.

The meeting will hear representations from both the public and the applicant Ablethird, which plans to convert a disused building society on Darkes Lane into an adult gaming centre.

Since Ablethird applied for a gambling licence, more than 500 people have written to the council's environmental health and licensing department with their objections to the scheme.


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A council spokesman said it was the most objections ever received for a licensing application.

Borough councillor Peter Knell said he had spoken to many residents, and all of them opposed the project.

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"The people of Potters Bar have made their feelings clear to me," he said.

"They have spoken, and they have given the gambling centre the thumbs down."

The hearing will take place at the council offices in Borehamwood at 10am.

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