Paddy Power have been granted a betting premises licence for 128 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 4AX. An unprecedented number of objections had been received from local residents, as well as from each of the three Ward Councillors. The sub-committee found that many of the objections went to planning matters, and to the issue of demand (which is specifically excluded from consideration by the Gambling Act 2005). Other concerns, about children and vulnerable people, were more than adequately addressed by Paddy Power’s written policies and procedures.
Gerald Gouriet QC appeared for Paddy Power.