STREET FOOD PLANS: Whitley Bay councillor raises ‘public nuisance’ fears
75 Park View in Whitley Bay, where the new street food venue could be, Image: Chronicle Live
A North Tyneside councillor has raised fears that plans for a street food venue could lead to “public nuisance”.
If the plans are given the go-ahead the business will be selling “independent craft beers, wines, spirits and cocktails,” from 11am to 11pm Sunday to Wednesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday 11am to midnight.
As well as selling drinks, the Park View premises will also be used as “unique setting for street food”.
But ward councillor John O’Shea has raised concerns that it could cause problems in the area.
He raised fears about smokers congregating outside the venue on a “very narrow pavement”.
Coun O’Shea was also concerned about noise and the impact on traffic.
He wrote: “It’s unclear from the application how deliveries would be made to the premises without causing severe traffic disruption either on Park View or at the rear of the property
The application paid tribute to these small businesses saying they made the area “vibrant”.
It said: “Situated on the very vibrant Park View in Whitley Bay town centre which is home to a number of the region’s most prestigious independent traders. This first floor large open plan space will operate as a unique setting for street food.”
If the application is given the go-ahead, Canny Leisure say they will offer a place for people to socialise and for small producers to sell their wares.
It added that they were seeking permission for “a licensed bar area serving independent craft beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. This space will turn into a social meeting place, a platform for other like minded independent operators to showcase some of their amazing products.
“It will offer a safe space to enjoy live music, arts and dance as well as a private hire venue.”
North Tyneside’s licensing department is still yet to decide on the proposals.
Words: Herbert Soden, Local Democracy Reporter
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