The Green Owl Cafe can now open until 11.30pm

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Marc and Jane Linch of the Green Owl Marc and Jane Linch of the Green Owl

A cafe has been granted permission to extend its opening hours despite objections from residents.

The Green Owl Cafe, in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, will now be able to open until 11.30pm after a district planning committee vote.

Owner of the cafe, Marc Linch, 42, said: “I’m very pleased we can now open later and we’ll look at our options after Christmas.

“We might decide just to open for one off events or we may do something more permanent.

“I’m glad we can now compete with the bigger chains in the street so far as when we are allowed to open.”

Initial opposition to plans came from neighbours of the business, with several families in Princes Road, which the Cafe backs on to, writing letters to the council.

The letters expressed concern over potential “significant noise disturbance” but no representations were made at last week’s meeting.

The cafe will not be allowed to play any amplified music after 8pm and is not allowed to erect any children’s play equipment in the garden area following complaints about noise from children at the nearby Costa Coffee site.

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12:35pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Where is it exactly? Looks nice bit food, may pop down for lunch, anyone know?
Where is it exactly? Looks nice bit food, may pop down for lunch, anyone know? Billy Yerache

3:05pm Tue 3 Dec 13

TTMAN says...

Opposite Waitrose
Opposite Waitrose TTMAN

9:03pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

TTMAN wrote:
Opposite Waitrose
Thanks I'll and do a shop there and try it for lunch.
[quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: Opposite Waitrose[/p][/quote]Thanks I'll and do a shop there and try it for lunch. Billy Yerache

3:28pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Billy Yerache wrote:
TTMAN wrote:
Opposite Waitrose
Thanks I'll and do a shop there and try it for lunch.
Must say was very nice when I eventually got it, bit of a wait but tasty! Well recommended!
[quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: Opposite Waitrose[/p][/quote]Thanks I'll and do a shop there and try it for lunch.[/p][/quote]Must say was very nice when I eventually got it, bit of a wait but tasty! Well recommended! Billy Yerache

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