Scarborough Council to decide whether Coachman Inn at Snainton can use marquee for events

A hearing will be held on whether to grant a village hotel a licence to use a marquee following objections from members of the public.

Monday, 9th March 2020, 2:03 pm
Updated Monday, 9th March 2020, 2:05 pm

The owners of the Coachman Inn in Pickering Road West, Snainton, applied to Scarborough Council to licence the marquee to use for events.

Following the objections of eight people, a hearing will now take place on Tuesday March 17 when Scarborough Council’s licensing sub-committee will decide whether to grant the premises licence.

A report prepared for the committee, states: “The application for this new premises licence states that it plans to allow for the marquee to be used for licensed activities e.g. weddings, funerals and family celebrations, the hunt ball and gatherings and similar events.

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The Coachman Inn in Snainton. Picture from Google Streetview.

“This required the grounds of the premises to be now included as part of the licensed area.

“The sale of alcohol has been amended to allow for alcoholic drinks to be made available to functions such as funerals, christenings and hunt meetings which start earlier in the day.”

The new licence would allow for the sale of alcohol from 9am until 1.30am seven days a week.

Live music would be allowed in the marquee until 11pm.

The objectors have raised concerns about the potential for noise coming from the marquee and that more cars in the area could become a safety issue.

Another objection says there are concerns “over attracting anti-social behaviour and possible crime and disorder in the area”.

The applicants, Wayne Lerigo and Erkan Balon, and those objecting will all be allowed to make their cases at the hearing.