Residents and town council voice concerns over Marshall Avenue micropub plan

Developers behind plans to transform a vacant sweet shop into a micropub said they are not creating a place of “debauchery and wild partying”.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 8:55 am
There are plans to open a micropub on Marshall Avenue.

Objections to the planned pub in Bridlington claimed its location near a homeless hostel could encourage binge drinking and increase noise levels.

There were also concerns the Marshall Avenue proposal would set a precedent for more new pubs to open in what is currently a highly populated residential area.

The building is currently vacant but was previously the Memory Lane sweet shop.

The Bridlington Central Area Action group wrote to East Riding Council claiming the opening of a pub in the area would be inappropriate.

Group chairman Gerry Harran said there was overwhelming opposition to the plans from local residents.

Bridlington Town Council also objected to the plans.

It said the opening of a pub could have a “detrimental” impact on the area.

Developers said the pub would likely serve around 25 customers at a time.

They said: “We feel that somehow a couple of people think we would be creating a place of debauchery and wild partying, when actually what we plan to create will be the complete opposite of that.

“We will have a far closer relationship than a normal pub has with its customers, meaning they will be far less likely to cause noise when leaving the premises.”