Manchester commercial law firm, Kuits, is delighted to confirm that it has obtained a premises licence for The Botanist within Brighton’s cumulative impact zone. The Botanist is the award-winning flagship brand of bar-and-restaurant operator New World Trading Company, known for its impressive botanical-inspired interiors, feel-good food offering and expertly crafted cocktail menu.
The new venue in Brighton will occupy the previous Top Shop site at Churchill Square Shopping Centre and will operate as a bar-and-restaurant until 1am daily. The application was determined following a hearing last week before the Licensing Panel, having received objections from the Police, the Licensing Authority and a local business.
The Licensing Panel granted the licence, subject to an agreed set of conditions, on the basis that ‘…it considers the evidence and arguments presented in support of the application compelling…the application will not add to negative cumulative impact, and has exceptional features, and with all the conditions attached, will promote the licensing objectives’.
Felicity Tulloch, Partner of the specialist licensing and leisure team, says: “We are absolutely delighted to have assisted NWTC on this project. This was a complex and detailed application made contrary to several aspects of Brighton and Hove City Council’s cumulative impact policy. Such applications are very rarely granted in Brighton. As a result, it was important the application addressed the full range of concerns underlying the council’s policy.
“Careful consideration was given by the Licensing Panel to the wealth of evidence submitted to support the application, and who also recognised the role The Botanist has to play in the future virality and viability of Churchill Square. Kuits and The Botanist are excited to be playing a role in Brighton’s future. Brighton is a wonderful place and we’re looking forward to the return trip.”
To learn more about Kuits, please visit www.kuits.com