A plan to launch a “Spanish style” café in a hotspot for alcohol-fuelled disorder is being challenged by police and councillors.

The application, by the Brighton-based Naked Tea and Coffee Company, has been criticised by a neighbouring bar owner who has called on the council and police to crack down on cafés selling alcohol.

The company is applying for permission to sell alcohol until 11pm six days a week at its premises in Meeting House Lane.

The proposed cafe lies within Brighton and Hove City Council's Cumulative Impact Area, where licence applications are closely monitored for their potential effect on drunkenness and antisocial behaviour, and has received objections from the police and residents.

The application for the two-storey café asks for permission to sell alcohol from 7am until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sundays.

The application will be considered by the council's licensing panel at 10am on October 26 at Brighton Town Hall.