Stricter rules for King’s Lynn venue

Hanse House ANL-160919-125144001
Hanse House ANL-160919-125144001

Stricter rules have been imposed on a popular Lynn venue after a licensing hearing over noise concerns was held on Wednesday.

Hanse House on South Quay has had a number of changes made to its licence following a meeting held with West Norfolk Council’s Licensing sub-committee.

The venue will now have to ensure any live or amplified music played outside is finished by 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

The owner may also have to change the function of its South Range Room, as the sub-committee ruled that it “shall not be used as a venue for the provision of amplified music”.

Windows and doors will now need to be kept closed at all times when there is live or amplified music in any function room in the building, besides entering and leaving it.

Hanse House’s management is also expected to work with the Community Safety and Neighbourhood Nuisance (CSNN) team and submit a noise management plan to them.

It comes after the licensing hearing on Wednesday saw Hanse House owner James Lee and neighbours of the building put their cases forward to the sub-committee.

The main issue the applicant had was with noise levels after 11pm, as she said it affected her sleep. But Mr Lee stressed that the venue had taken measures to mitigate any issues with this.

Both parties have the right to appeal the decision to the Magistrates’ Court, but it must be commenced within 21 days of the decision being made.