Own­ers of Wood­lands Lodge agree to look into res­i­dents’ ob­jec­tions

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THE OWN­ERS of the Wood­lands Lodge in Grey­stones have un­der­taken to ad­dress ob­jec­tions made by some res­i­dents in the area of the pub.

The mat­ter came be­fore Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan last Thurs­day at Bray District Court to see if any agree­ment had been reached. Backus Tav­erns pre­vi­ously lodged a li­cence re­newal for the Wood­lands Lodge.

Two ob­jec­tors have had a num­ber of a prob­lems with the premises, in­clud­ing pub­lic or­der, noise pol­lu­tion, the smok­ing ter­race and the num­ber of peo­ple present on it at one time, as well as the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of peo­ple out­side af­ter the pub closed.

Ob­jec­tors sug­gested a num­ber of reso­lu­tions, in­clud­ing the pro­vi­sion of a taxi ser­vice to move peo­ple away from the area as quickly as pos­si­ble.

Judge Con­nel­lan told par­ties that if mat­ters could not be re­solved on Thurs­day he would hear the case on Jan­uary 8 without grant­ing a spe­cial ex­emp­tion un­til that date.

The court heard that there were just two items on which agree­ment had yet to be reached, namely CCTV and the down­stairs part of the bar be­ing open dur­ing ex­ten­sions.

Dis­cus­sions took place be­tween the par­ties and a num­ber of un­der­tak­ings were handed in to the court. A spe­cial ex­emp­tions or­der is in place.

On a pre­vi­ous date, Judge Con­nel­lan said that an or­derly house in­cludes not dis­turb­ing the peace and that the noise com­ing from in­side the pub has to stop im­me­di­ately.

The mat­ter will come be­fore the Judge again on Jan­uary 8 to see what has hap­pened in the mean­time.

The Wood­lands Lodge pub.

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