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Council objects to Lancing micro pub plans

Landlord Steve Bennett plans to turn the empty Washeteria in Queensway into a micro pub

Landlord Steve Bennett plans to turn the empty Washeteria in Queensway into a micro pub

AN AWARD-WINNING landlord’s bid to open Lancing’s first micro pub has come under threat from councillors who say the village does not need another bar.

Hopes for the empty Washeteria laundrette in Queensway to become a tiny pub selling local ales were dented when Lancing Parish Council’s (LPC) planning committee recommended to object to the plans.

At a meeting on May 21, committee members agreed the village did not need another licenced premises and lacked the necessary alcohol restrictions ‘to curb possible alcohol-related problems that might occur’.

LPC chairman James Butcher said he supported the venture and would suggest that the objection be withdrawn.

This matter will be discussed at LPC’s full-council meeting tonight, which is open to the public.

For more, see the Lancing Herald, out Tomorrow, June 5.

 

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