Sheffield councilor tries to block expansion of esports bar due to noise concerns
Meltdown E-Sports Bar, at 39-41 Lower Floor Snig Hill, has applied to amend its premises license to increase capacity from 150 to 250 with the addition of a former smoking area.
But Councilman Douglas Johnson and two neighboring residents objected for fear of disruption.
It comes after a former drum and bass nightclub – Bassbox – which was directly above Meltdown was closed by the council following extreme noise issues, among other issues including drugs and dogs .
Neal Pates of the Environmental Protection Service said: ‘We haven’t had similar issues associated with Meltdown and in fact requester Matthew Collinson has been very helpful in resolving issues with Bassbox and its representation. at the hearing really helped convince. Bassbox’s Problem Severity Committee.
“The outdoor area in question is the same used by Bassbox, but Meltdown does not trade late or play loud music. Nevertheless, I was aware that the area was sensitive to noise. Matthew was happy to agree a few conditions to mitigate noise from the area, which included a 2300 hour curfew and reduced capacity for the area after 2100 hours.
The council’s licensing subcommittee is due to make a decision on Monday, October 31.
The meeting will take place from 10am, the full agenda and link to the live webcast can be found here: https://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=155&MId=8520