Protests over later hours bid from Broomhill pub

AN APPLICATION to allow customers at a Broomhill pub an extra hour’s drinking has prompted protests from local residents worried about late-night noise and other disturbance.

Fifty-three letters of objection have been received in response to a request from The York, at the corner of Glossop Road and Fulwood Road, to stay open until 1.30am on Fridays and Saturday and 12.30am during the week.

Protests have also been lodged by Broomhill Action Neighbourhood Group, the Moor Oaks Triangle and MP Paul Blomfield on behalf of residents.

One critic says: “Broomhill is not an extension of the city centre and to grant The York’s application would blur that distinction such that traditional residents would consider moving away.”

The York, which was refurbished recently as a community pub, has six letters of support, but council officers say the proposed later hours are “inconsistent” with those of other pubs in the area, and would be “detrimental” to people living above and opposite the pub. Officers also point to a Government planning inspector’s decision to refuse permission for a hot food takeaway in Broomhill staying open longer.

Councillors will decide on Monday.