New restaurant withdraws application for later licence


A new restaurant which opened in the village centre this month has withdrawn its application to vary the trading hours on Fridays and Saturdays so that the premises can remain open for an additional hour.

Victors, which opened at 46 London Road last week, applied for a licence to sell alcohol from 9am to midnight Mondays to Thursdays, 9am to 2am on Fridays, 10am to 2am on Saturdays and 10am to midnight on Sundays.

They have also applied to play recorded music indoors from 9am to midnight Mondays to Wednesdays, 9am to 1am on Thursdays, 9am to 2am on Fridays, 10am to 2am on Saturdays and 10am to midnight on Sundays.

Additionally, the applicant was seeking permission to add an additional hour of trading on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day plus two additional hours on a Sunday before a bank holiday - as well as provide late night refreshments from 11pm to midnight Sundays to Wednesdays, 11pm to 1am on Thursdays and 11pm until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Cheshire East Council's Licensing Act Sub-Committee were due to discuss Victors' application at their meeting on Thursday, 22nd November. However, they have withdrawn their application today (Tuesday, 20th November) so the Licensing Hearing will not take place.

Councillor Craig Browne objected to the application, saying "I feel that these are inappropriate for a residential area and would have an unacceptable impact on the amenity of the adjacent apartments both at 48 London Road, as well as those above the Library and on nearby Massey Street."

Today, he told "The lawyers acting on behalf of the restaurant/bar have been in touch with me to confirm this and I have offered to meet with them to discuss their ideas with respect to submitting a revised application."