Weymouth Bay Holiday Park (United Kingdom) will soon learn about the decision for a controversial application to license an outdoor bar and stage area this week.
Dorset councilors are being asked to decide this Tuesday if the objections from residences near the park are enough to stop the granting of the license, according to a report.
The council has received 160 letters on the application, almost saying the locals’ peace and enjoyment of their homes will be affected if the changes are allowed. Some of the letters also mention light pollution from the holiday site.
Haven Leisure has asked to extend its premises license for an outdoor stage and container bar area at the site off Preston Road.
Objections have come from the closest homes in Halstock Close, Fisherbridge Road, and adjoining areas.
The site is asking to have the ability to hold entertainment every day between 11 am and 9 pm, films three days a week between 11 am and 11 pm and on and off sales of alcohol every day between 11 am and 11 pm.
The business said the outdoor stage will face away from homes and will only open for film nights, children’s entertainment, and live music, limited to vocalists and acoustic sets. Noise limiting equipment is also part of the proposal.
Local area councilor Louie O’Leary said in a previous Weymouth Town Council meeting there had been complaints about noise from the holiday site over the years. He believed the application would be a step too far for residents.
Town councilors are recommending the application be refused because of fears over additional noise and the potential for anti-social behavior.
Letters to the licensing meeting include comments such as “The noise pollution of having live and recorded music and films from 11.00 am until 9 pm every day throughout the summer months will be detrimental to our mental health and wellbeing, should this license application be granted as it stands.”
“I am 100% against this as it is going to cause uncontrolled noise and rowdy behavior. It is not the sort of thing we want in Preston. If they want this type of thing, then they should go into Weymouth town. Preston is a residential area, and it will be spoilt forever,” said another objection.
“We do not feel that a license for live music /films etc., on this large scale, despite allocated hours, should be granted so near to a residential area and properties. Noise pollution needs to be seriously considered, and reflection as to whether if you were to live in such near proximity to the site, you would wish to have this taking place?” said a Fisherbridge resident.
The meeting, open to the public, is being held in the Council Chamber at County Hall, Dorchester, starting at 10 am. Decisions are not usually announced on the day.
Dorset Council said that, because of technical problems, it is unlikely to be able to ‘broadcast’ the meeting on the internet.
This article originally appeared on the Daily Echo.