A Preston pub faces a backlash from the local community as it looks to allow live music on its premises.
The Royal Consort on Meadow Street wants to have bands and DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, but faces a petition from local residents worried about the noise.
The application to Preston City Council’s licensing sub committee states the pub wants to be able to host “live and recorded music, dance performances and anything similar, from 7.30pm until 11pm on Friday and Saturdays.
Currently the venue is only allowed to play recorded music from 11am to 11pm.
The pub – owned by Manchester based firm Dorbiere Limited – has already amended its application after discussions with the council’s Environmental Health department.
These include closing all doors and windows to the venue and keeping the volume of the music down.
Last month a petition of 34 signatures from local residents objecting to the application was delivered to the council.
It stated the change in licensing would undermine the prevention of public nuisance and crime and disorder in the area.
The application will be heard at the Town Hall on Monday 14 May from 10am. View the agenda and application on the council website.
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