AN APPLICATION to sell alcoholic drinks at a bistro near Ashbourne has prompted strong objections from its neighbours.
Bosses at the Aviators Bistro, which operates at Darley Moor Airfield, has asked the district council to grant a licenee to sell alcohol and play music seven days a week and representations were sent into the authority urging councillors to turn down the application when it meets on Monday.
Pauline Woodcock, who lives next door to the club house where the bistro has been set up, said in a letter that she has fears over the welfare of her daughter’s six show horses.
Her daughter, Ingrid Currie, in a separate supporting letter, said she was worried about the possibility of people wandering around their land that may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and also expressed fears over what she suggests might be an increased fire risk.
Noise levels were another topic of concern, with noise problems already caused by the airfield and nearby race track being exacerbated by more regular vehicle movements from bistro users.
District councillor and elected ward member Andrew Lewer also wrote in objecting to the application, explaining the venue was used for ‘potentially dangerous’ sports which need to be carried out in a controlled environment.
In a supporting statement the applicant and business owner Jessica Jones insisted staff would be trained to uphold licensing objectives and they would remain in close contact with neighbours to rectify any issues that arise.