Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett puts resid

Veronica Bennett and Ben Murphy

 

Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett has contacted developers behind plans to bring a new 'gastro pub' to Crosby.

Cllr Bennett has raised residents' concerns with the developers regarding the plans.

The owners of the site want to open a licensed, 'family-friendly' restaurant which will sell local, allotment-grown produce and locally brewed beer. They have applied for opening hours until 11pm Monday-Saturday and 8pm Sunday.

Cllr Bennett said: "I have been contacted by a number of residents in the local area who have raised concerns about proposals for a new licensed pub and restaurant, The Albion at 55 Coronation Road.

"Residents are concerned about, noise from the restaurant, odour from the extractor fans and parking for local residents being taken up by restaurant patrons.

"I have contacted the owners of the site to raise questions with them about noise and odour. 

"I am also in discussions with council officers, the site owners and other business owners about how to ease parking problems. I want to represent the whole community in making sure that this development happens in a way that is sensitive to local residents. 

"I would like to hear residents' thoughts on the proposals, whether they support the idea or whether they share the concerns already raised."

Cllr Bennett said she wants to ensure that Crosby gets a "vibrant" town centre that is supported by the local community.

Cllr Bennett said: "For the sake of local employment and to work towards regaining a vibrant town centre, I want to support local independent businesses. 

"But any development needs to be done in accordance with the needs of the whole community. 

"That's why I have written to local residents and I am appealing to anyone with any suggestions or comments to get in touch."