of proposed Burnham town centre bar defends his plans
owner of a proposed new cocktail bar in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
has defended his plans and vowed to push ahead despite a petition
opposing the proposals from over 70 residents and objections from
the town council.
Whitfield, the owner of Unit 2 at Chapel Street, pictured,
has applied to Sedgemoor District Council for full planning permission
to convert the premises into new cocktail bar which would also
offer e-cigarette - or vape - products.
residents and business owners in the area have raised concerns
that the bar could create extra late night noise and anti-social
behaviour - but Mr Whitfield has rejected this.
on the Burnham-On-Sea
Facebook page, he explained: "We will be opening
guys, may be as a shop till this gets sorted one way or another
"In the day we would function as a coffee/vape bar offering
superfast wifi and charging ports for those that work off their
own devices, the bar would alo sell premium vape products and
advice on switching from smoking to vape and its related health
benefits, in the evening we would be an over 21's wine bar, offering
"There will be a smart casual dress code, no sport or Tvs,
just a nice place to actually talk to each other with some nice
background music. We have fitted the place with very high spec
furnishings and really gone all out so our customers have the
feel of a quality establishment."
"It was our hope that after a hard day or week it would
be a nice place for our customers to enjoy a quality glass of
wine, beer and cocktail in a classy environment and be given the
VIP treatment we all need sometimes. However our aim seems to
have been misconstrued into a rowdy, vodka type bar full of drunks
with music blaring. This couldn't be further from our aim. All
support is greatly received, anyone who has any concerns or would
like to see bar just let me know."