Ellen Forster

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V Festival organisers given green light for ‘Worthing Weekender’

Adur District Council have approved a premises license for a music festival at Shoreham Airport operated by SJM Ltd.

According to The Argus, the ’Worthing Weekender’ will be ran by SJM Ltd, who also organise V Festival.

The festival attendee numbers have been set at 35,000 and the event will finish at 1am, rather than the initial proposal for 3am.

Committee Chairman Councillor David Simmons said: “This is the most significant licensing application to come before the Council in the nine years that I’ve been a member.

“In coming to our decision, the Members sitting on the Committee took time to hear the full range of representations from the community, considering these in conjunction with our powers and remit under the Licensing Act and the conditions and mitigations put forward by the applicant.

“It must be remembered that this is an application under the Licensing Act 2003 for a premises license to authorise the provision of alcohol, late night refreshment and entertainment as part of a two day event.

“This was not an application seeking permission to hold events - this is not a matter that falls under this committee’s remit.

“There are 92 conditions accompanying our decision, conditions which are expressly designed to answer concerns raised by the community and protect local residents from as much disruption as possible.

“I am confident that these conditions, together with the goodwill shown by SJM Ltd, will help all parties to deliver a safe, enjoyable event that adds something different to the local events scene.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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