Shrewsbury bar tries again to obtain music licence

By Dominic Robertson | Shrewsbury | Shrewsbury entertainment | Published:

A new Shrewsbury bar has resurrected a plan to host live late-night music.

The former Argos store on Claremont Street in Shrewsbury is being turned into a bar and restaurant

The owners of the Warehouse Bar, currently being refurbished in the former Argos building on Claremont in Shrewsbury, have submitted a fresh application to Shropshire Council’s licensing act sub-committee.

The plan will be considered by the committee on Wednesday and requests permission to host live music from 10am to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10am to midnight all other days of the week.

An application for a late-night music and alcohol licence for the premises was withdrawn in March. Under that proposal the bar would have been able to host live music until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The latest plan would see the bar open from 10am to 1.30am on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10am to 12.30am from Sunday to Thursday.

If approved the premises would be able to serve alcohol from 10am until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10am to midnight from Sunday to Thursday.

It also seeks permission to amend the late night refreshment licence, which permits the sale of food and soft drinks, to 11am to 1.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11am to 12.30am from Sunday to Thursday.

A report from Jessica Moores, public protection officer for Shropshire Council, said that there had been an objection to the plan from the Environmental Health department.

It states: “One objection was received from Environmental Health. Principally this objection concerns the proximity of the premises to residential properties and their bedrooms, and the possibility of effective mitigation of noise sources from the premises so as not to cause a public nuisance.”


The report also outlines that objections have been received from members of the public, with concerns about the potential for noise from the premises.

It states: “Five representations have been received from ‘other persons’, who primarily have concerns in respect of public nuisance. Principally the concerns relate to the nuisance that might be caused at neighbouring residential properties by allowing the requested variations to the timings of the existing licensable activities, and the addition of new licensable activities.

"Concerns are also raised in relation to a potential increase in anti-social behaviour and crime in relation to the variations sought, and the impact this may have on neighbouring residents and the local area generally.”

A decision will be taken by the committee at the hearing which takes place at Shirehall.


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