No to club's smoking area

NEIGHBOURS of a Nailsea social club, which wanted to create a smoking area for customers just yards away from their homes, are breathing

NEIGHBOURS of a Nailsea social club, which wanted to create a smoking area for customers just yards away from their homes, are breathing a sigh of relief - after the plan was stubbed out.Bosses at Nailsea Social Club in Chapel Barton had applied for permission to create a smoking area at the back of the building so customers could sit out and enjoy a cigarette.But the proposal sparked objections from neighbours who said as their properties were close to the club, the smoke would waft into their homes. They also raised concerns about noise caused from people enjoying a smoke outside.At a meeting of North Somerset licensing sub committee, councillors threw out the application.North Somerset Council noise control officer Darren Fairchild said: "The nature of the application is such that public nuisance may occur due to noise from people using the outside of the premises for the purpose of smoking."Recent complaints have been made regarding noise arising from people smoking outside. The club currently has a license to serve alcohol until midnight and this is likely to cause sleep disturbance to nearby residents if people congregate outside the building.


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