A Chinese restaurant faces dozens of objections from nearby residents as it awaits to find out whether it can open later.
Tang KTV in Fylde Road has applied to host karaoke parties until 5am every night of the week and serve alcohol until 4.30am.
Worried residents in the Cloisters and Steeple View have met to discuss the issue and bombarded Preston City Council’s licensing committee with letters outlining their fears about any later opening hours.
A date has been set for the city council’s licensing sub-committee to meet on Monday 21 September and consider the matter.
The letters from residents tell of bottles being smashed, shouting from customers leaving at 2am when the restaurant currently shuts at weekends and their young children being woken up regularly as the restaurant closes up.
Ian Massey, senior environment health officer at the city council, has objected to the proposal.
He said: “Further to the above I am objecting on behalf of the Environmental Health Department which is a responsible authority. I am objecting to the varation of the licence due to concerns about the likely effect of the application regarding the promotion of the licensing objectives, specicically that which relate to the prevention of public nuisance, especially noise both internally and externally.
“My reasons concern the grant and its adverse effect on the prevention of nuisance are that the premises are in close proximity to domestic dwellings, together with the structural attributes of the building, the proposed entertainment and the later times (with alcohol) to which the premises will be open.”
Tang say they want to open later to cater for students who wish to use their karaoke party booths.
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