A LICENSING application has been submitted to run the former Bamboodle bar which closed following a string of health and safety breaches.
The building on Union Street shut its doors last July after it was stripped of its licence following complaints about overcrowding and excessive noise.
But O E Leisure Ltd now plans to turn the disused building into a bar and restaurant called ‘Spice’.
The company has applied to Stratford District Council to grant a licence for the building, which is set to be discussed by councillors at a licensing meeting on Thursday (May 3).
Many concerned neighbours have written to the authority to voice their concern at the application.
One said: “This venue is not needed in our town. This is a residential area already swamped by late night venues.
“Licensing this venue will bring more violence, crime and antisocial behaviour to our already fragile residential area.”
And another resident said having another bar at the bottom of town turns the area into ‘one big party’.
He added: “As the drink takes effect we get the noise, antisocial behaviour, fighting and crime. Union Street gets very unsavoury in the early hours of a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.”