Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Turning a Tip into a Tipi; OLD CINEMA SITE COULD BE REPLACED WITH BAR TENTS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Turning a Tip into a Tipi; OLD CINEMA SITE COULD BE REPLACED WITH BAR TENTS

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Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews

HADRIAN'S Tipi has been granted planning permission to set up on the site of the old Odeon cinema on Pilgrim Street - but they still have one major hurdle to get past.

Newcastle City Council's planning department have given the go ahead for the two tipi tents but the licensing committee will decide next week if they can sell alcohol from the site.

But a nearby business owner has called on the committee to refuse the license, claiming the city centre is already "like the Wild West" on a weekend.

And both Northumbria Police and the council have raised concerns about the planned temporary bar.

Last winter the pop-up festive bar set up outside Central Station and did a roaring trade selling mulled wine, beer and hot dogs to revellers.

The latest plans for a bigger and better Tipi area, also complete with 10 timber street food shacks, a Santa's grotto, long beer hall-style tables and warming fire pits to be in place anytime from now until January 7, 2018, were approved this week.

But Northumbria Police have objected to the licensing application and said the double-sized Hadrian's Tipi will bring noise, disorder and antisocial The Newcastle like the on a vomit and a common Endless behaviour to the area.

In a letter to the authority Chief Inspector David Pickett said: "The area becomes extremely busy especially at weekends and suffers from noise and disturbance as well as a high number of number of alcoholrelated crime and disorder and antisocial behaviour incidents.

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"To agree to licensable activity as requested would cause increased levels of noise, disorder and anti-social behaviour causing a negative impact on the area."

urination feature Stretch Ltd " A company which owns the leases of several key city centre buildings, including Earl Grey House, has also complained that if the license i granted, anti-social behaviour will increase. …

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