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Opposition to new Hove booze delivery scheme
Police and neighbours want to stop a new pizza restaurant delivering alcohol with its orders.
Blackheath Hotels is refurbishing a café at the corner of Brunswick Street West and Western Road in Hove as a Gourmet Pizza Kitchen.
But its application to Brighton and Hove City Council for a licence to sell drink both with meals served on the premises and deliveries is being opposed.
The company’s application says: “There will be no off sales of alcohol direct to the public from the premises itself.”
The site is in the city’s cumulative impact zone, where tight regulations are in place to stop sales of drink adding to crime and disorder.
The council has received letters of opposition from East Brunswick Residents’ Association, the Lansdowne Area Residents’ Association, The Friends of Palmeira and Adelaide Residents Association and Green ward councillor Ollie Sykes .
Sussex Police said the force did not object to serving drinks with sit-down meals but it opposed deliveries.
The council’s licensing panel is due to consider the application on Thursday.