Permission sought for new bar in Richmond

Permission has been sought for a new bar in Richmond.

An application has been submitted to change the use of the former bistro at 29 Frenchgate.

The premises currently have permission for A3 uses, which include cafes and restaurants.

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However, the application submitted to Richmondshire District Council by Andrew Lamont is to change the use to A4, which covers bars and pubs.

The proposed opening hours are 11am to 11pm everyday.

It would employ one full-time and four part-time members of staff, the documents say.

North Yorkshire Couny Council highways say they have no objections to the application.

In his report, Richard Ball, designing out crime officer for North Yorkshire Police, says there is no supporting information as part of the application that shows how the applicant had considered the potential impact the proposal may have on crime and disorder and what measures they intend to take to reduce any risk.

He adds: “The premises is in an area where there are residential dwellings in the locality, which may be affected by the proposed use requested in this application; in particular in terms of public
amenity and this will need to be considered when determining any permitted hours of
operation. ”

The premises were last used as a bistro which shut in March 2017, according to the application.