BUSINESS partners who hope to open an Italian restaurant and bar in a South Derbyshire village say they are working with council and police leaders to meet licensing requirements.
Last week, the Mail reported that Elizabeth and Adam Devey-Smith have applied to South Derbyshire District Council to open the Amalfi White Bar and Restaurant, at 50 Derby Road, Melbourne - the site of the former Liberal Club which was built in the 1890s.
Now, in a report which will go before the council’s licensing committee today, the pair say they believe they have met two of the four licensing objectives and will now focus on the two remaining objectives; prevention of public nuisance and the prevention of crime and disorder.
They say a sound limiter and CCTV cameras will be installed while all windows and doors will be closed during events with live music.
The report said: “These plans have been welcomed by our conservation officer and over 100 local residents who stop us in the street, email us and actively encourage our project – including residents on Derby Road.
“We have worked very hard over the past two years to try and establish a use for this building that is to the satisfaction of everyone.
“There are always compromises in getting the balance between the objectives and realities of running a small start-up business.”