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New Micropub Approved for Bridlington

New Micropub Approved for Bridlington

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Joe Gerrard at 12:17pm 14th April 2020.

Plans for a new micropub in Bridlington, opposed over fears it could pave the way for more nightlife venues, have been given the go ahead.

The pub is set to open on Marshall Avenue in Bridlington’s town centre. in what was once the 'Memory Lane' sweet shop.

Residents from the Bridlington Central Area Action Group previously objected to the plans, over fears it could lead to more venues opening in largely a residential area.

Bridlington Town Council also opposed the plans, claiming the pub would have a “detrimental” impact on the area and fuel rowdy, drunken behaviour.

Developers said they were “mortified” by the complaints, saying the pub would not become a place of “debauchery and wild partying”.

East Riding Council’s Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee approved the plans with conditions, including a ban on music at the venue.

A report on the plans stated:

“No sound-amplifying, loudspeaker, public address system etc shall be installed or operated or music played within the premises hereby approved.”

Gerry Harran, chair of the Bridlington Central Area Action Group, said they had objected to stand up for local residents.

But they would work with the pub’s owners when it opens now the application had been approved, he added.

Mr Harran said:

“We had to raise our concerns because that’s part of our job as a residents’ association. We’re happy we fulfilled that obligation.

We look forward to working with the owners and we’d be happy to have them at our meetings.

I fully expected the application to be passed. Even if it wasn’t the decision would probably have been overturned in an appeal.

But it doesn’t seem the council agreed with our objections that this would be the first licensed premises on that street and that more could follow.”

Mr Harran and the group said previously they were also concerned about the pub being close to a nearby hostel for the homeless.

Mr Harran stated in an objection to the council:

“Homeless people are quite often in that situation because of their dependence on alcohol and other substances.

This is therefore an inappropriate development.”

The pub’s owners stated in their planning application the pub’s shorter opening hours in comparison to others would mean noise would be reduced.

There would be room in the venue for around 25 people at once, also meaning locals would not be disturbed.

The developers stated:

“The application is not from some faceless Pubco who are open long hours to serve cheap lager, spirits or cocktails.

We are the owners and will be visible and around should anyone wish to talk to us.

We will have a far closer relationship than a normal pub does to customers meaning they will be far less likely to cause noise when leaving the premises.

We were mortified when we read the small amount of objections we received.

We feel that somehow a couple of people think we would be creating a place of debauchery and wild partying, when actually what we want to create is the complete opposite of that.”

The pub’s opening hours will be 12pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday and on Sunday and 12pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.




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Barra, on 14th April 2020 8:02pm
Well done, the planners saw sense in the end, we need as many businesses in Bridlington as we can.

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