Fury over 4.30am plan for city pub

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PLANS to serve alcohol until 4.30am at a city centre pub have sparked outrage from local residents, who will tell licensing bosses they have already “suffered enough” night-time noise.

Members of Sheffield Council will be asked to rule on an application submitted by the owners of the Lion’s Lair in Burgess Street, Sheffield, behind the city’s branch of John Lewis.

Publican Charles Hall wants to extend the hours of the venue, but three local residents have lodged official objections and concerns have also been raised by environmental health officers.

In his application, Mr Hall 
says the longer hours would only apply on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, with customers asked to leave at 5am at the latest.

He also says “acoustic work” has been carried out to stop noise nuisance for neighbours.

However, residents who live in Pinstone Chambers, which 
overlook the city’s Peace Gardens at the front and Burgess Street 
at the back, claim the pub 
has “regularly flouted” its 
current hours and say some people have been forced to sell their properties because of the nuisance.

Sheffield Council’s licensing committee will meet at the Town Hall on Thursday to discuss the application.