No stumble as new pub clears its first hurdle

59 Westborough . Pic Richard Ponter 144102b
59 Westborough . Pic Richard Ponter 144102b
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Plans to open Scarborough’s smallest pub have taken a 
giant leap forward.

Brian Jacklin, of Cayton Bay, is applying for planning permission and for a licence to open The Stumble Inn at 59 Westborough, which would have room for just 25 patrons.

On Tuesday Scarborough Borough Council’s licensing sub-committee granted the premises an alcohol licence.

North Yorkshire Police had raised an objection to the plans.

In its submission it said: “North Yorkshire Police (NYP)does not support the addition of further off-licensed premises within Scarborough’s cumulative impact area.

“The application proposes to licence the area outside at the front of the premises but that there are no volunteered conditions offered in the Operating Schedule to show how this will be managed. NYP add that due to the locality of the premises the applicant should demonstrate that they will not add to the cumulative impact already experienced within this area and that there is little evidence within the application to show how this will be achieved.”

The Safer Communities Partnership and a member of the public also objected; one letter of support was received.

In the end the councillors decided it agreed with the applicant that any concerns could be managed and granted the licence, with 23 conditions relating to use of CCTV and other ways to limit disruption.

The committee stated in its conclusion: “The members have listened carefully to the applicant’s description of the intended ethos and vision for the premises and welcome a diversification of premises type within the night time economy.”

Mr Jacklin said the micropub will be serving a “perpetual rotating line-up of premium, unique and hand-crafted micro-brews for the discerning connoisseur of beer”.

He added that the pub will look to lure people who are “attracted by good quality beer and students who are put off by the drinking to excess culture”.

The Stumble Inn must still gain planning permission before it can open as neighbours objected to the application.