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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Verbena was granted an extension to its licence to cover the courtyard outside despite concerns
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A restaurant has been granted permission to extend its licence to an outdoor courtyard so that diners can eat and drink outside. Verbena in Newquay had applied to Cornwall Council to extend its premises licence. The application, which went before the council’s licensing act sub-committee on Wednesday (November 23), had attracted objections from Newquay Town Council and local businessman Louis Gardner. However, the town council withdrew its objection at the meeting after being satisfied with a response provided by restaurateur Adam Banks. Mr Gardner, who is also a Cornwall councillor but was addressing the committee in his capacity as a local business owner, said he had concerns about possible safety issues around the restaurant using the courtyard. He was also concerned that it could lead to public nuisance, crime and disorder. Read more: Cornwall's three best pubs in same part of the Duchy One of the concerns was that fire escapes from several businesses, including a nightclub, led to the courtyard area and Mr Gardner was concerned that this could be compromised by the restaurant having tables in the area. Mr Banks said that the courtyard would not be used beyond 11pm and the committee added a condition that the tables and chairs should be removed at the end of the night. Committee members were satisfied that Mr Banks and his landlord had taken measures to address these concerns and also added conditions to the licence to make it acceptable. They noted that there had been no objections from statutory authorities including the fire service and police. Mr Banks, who was previously head chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, explained that the restaurant was seeking to provide high-end dining for customers and was not looking to cater for hen or stag parties. He said that it would not be serving burgers or pizza. He told councillors that he wanted to create a year-round venue which would be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
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. Mr Banks said that he and his business partner had a passion for food and particularly Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine which will influence their menu. He added that they wanted to use local seasonal produce and that their food offerings would vary according to what was available from local suppliers. The chef said: “We are focusing on the local community with, hopefully, some tourist trade in the summer. The main goal of the restaurant is to provide something nice year round, doesn’t close in the winter and is an accessible restaurant for the local community. “We are not interested in hen dos or stag parties, that is not what we want. We will be using local growers, suppliers and fishermen, the menu will change depending on what they are growing or catching at the time.” Mr Banks explained that the current restaurant has 16 tables inside and the plan was to have another four or five outside in the courtyard. He said that he did not want to block any fire escapes or prevent other businesses from using the courtyard. Addressing concerns about noise and disturbance he said: “We are not going to be serving parties and will not have people standing around drinking, that is not what we are here for. We are not going to make lots of money from this, we are not going to serve crap products or pints of beer or shots. We are just trying to have a nice restaurant in the middle of Newquay that people can enjoy.” The committee agreed to grant the licence subject to the conditions which had already been agreed with the applicants along with conditions that all escape areas should be kept clear, tables and chairs to be removed at closing time and that CCTV be installed to cover the outside area. READ NEXT: * Climate change means events like Boscastle floods more likely * Hundreds of children in Cornwall living with domestic abuse and neglect * Council calls on Government and MPs for more money to plug budget gap * The 16 areas Cornwall Council has put forward to be Investment Zones * Cornwall councillor's pride as plans begin to host National Armed Forces Day
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