A DECISION on whether a £250,000 nightclub plan should get the green light will be made at a public hearing following numerous objections.
Indian restaurant manager Sam Haqu, who runs Saffron in Ellesmere Port, has applied for a new premises licence to open Club Xes in the upstairs area of the premises.
A number of residents along with three councillors, police, environment officers and two leaseholders have objected to the plan.
The public consultation period, which lasted 28 days, ended on Friday. The application will now be dealt with at the town’s Civic Hall on Tuesday, August 17.
Although it will be a public meeting only residents who officially opposed the application will be allowed to attend.
If the application is granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the nightspot would open from 8pm-4.30am Monday to Sunday.
According to Mr Haqu, the ‘high class’ club will be for members only, aged 25 or more, and could be up and running by the end of the month.
The last time there was a nightclub based at the Whitby Road premises was in 2006.
The Zest Bar, which was based above the previous Indian restaurant, called the Mujib, closed after failing to win a new premises licence from the former borough council, due to concern over public safety.
In the space of a year there were more than 50 incidents of violence, indecency and other crimes at the nightspot.
However, Mr Haqu is adamant those problems would not arise at his club and is keen to use a potential launch night to raise funds for charity.