PLANS for a champagne bar in Lymm village are being opposed by the parish council and a nearby resident.
The scheme, in Eagle Brow, involves a change of use of the ground floor of a shop most recently used as a beauty salon.
Applicant Imre Vago wants to use the ground floor, including a rear yard, as a champagne bar with approximately 30 tables, while the beauty salon would continue to operate on the first floor.
The two businesses would share first-floor toilet accommodation. The champagne bar would open until 11pm on week nights, midnight on Saturdays and 10pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The applicant notes that there are a number of complimentary uses in the vicinity, including three public houses, a fish and chip shop and a number of coffee bars.
A nearby resident has lodged objections on the grounds of noise, available space for waste management and issues concerning escape routes for adjoining properties.
The parish council is concerned about late opening hours and believes they should be brought into line with other licensed premises. They note that Lymm already has specialist wine and gin bars, as well as public houses.
But the applicant points out that Lymm is an attractive village, popular with residents, visitors and tourists. They believe the proposals will strengthen the village’s commercial and economic offering and benefit residents and visitors.