Plan for cocktail delivery service from spare room questioned

PLANS for a cocktail delivery service from spare room at a house in Bournemouth are being opposed by the local councillor.

Redhill and Northbourne Cllr Jackie Edwards claims the application alcohol licence for a house in Redhill Drive could lead to a public nuisance.

In a letter to a BCP Council licensing committee hearing, due on July 21, she says: “This house backs onto Hill View primary school and is also opposite a public park which is not ideal. What guarantees will be given to prevent any potential harm to children? There absolutely must be no takeaway alcohol. There are several premises close by selling alcohol and with the park opposite I would not want to see an increase in anti-social behaviour.”

She has also raised concerns about the potential for illegal parking and noise to neighbours with deliveries up to 11pm.

Cllr Edwards says she believes the home-business could be better suited to an industrial estate.

The application, for 137 Redhill Drive, asks for a licence to provide alcohol via a home delivery service between 11am and 11pm daily. It says the cocktails will be made in a utility room and then driven to customer’s homes with nobody calling at the house.

Dorset Police raised no objection provided customers do not collect from the premises and checks are made to ensure customers are old enough to drink.

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