Plans to host stay reveals at North Marine Park have been shelved, following a backlash from individuals residing close by.
Earlier this 12 months, South Tyneside Council lodged plans for an occasion licence for the South Shields park.
In an utility to its personal licensing division, it aimed to permit reveals within the park at any time between 10am and 8pm, seven days every week .
Whereas the council insisted this could solely embody small-scale group occasions, together with storytelling and dance, the plans sparked a raft of objections.
This included a 170-signature petition and fears over noise air pollution.
As the appliance was formally withdrawn this week, Beacon and Bents ward councillors welcomed the transfer.
Labour’s Coun Angela Hamilton mentioned: “I submitted a request asking for it’s withdrawn and that we don’t do something till we now have full session involving as most of the residents as doable.
“We want to verify we get it proper. I don’t assume there is a matter with a licence whether it is what the individuals need and it’s for small occasions.
“However we have to get some public opinion on that.”
Inexperienced Get together councillor David Francis added there was a “clear divide amongst the general public” over the plans.
“The chums group has put numerous time and power into taking care of the south and north park through the years and – I don’t wish to put phrases of their mouth – however they could really feel that that is setting them again just a few steps,” he mentioned.
“However we consider there are different individuals who have barely completely different opinions, so we simply wish to be certain we now have all of these opinions earlier than we make a future utility.”
The occasions bid fell towards the backdrop of a £three.2million funding to return the park to its unique Victorian splendour, with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
This features a new themed play space, restoring the park’s unique options and wider enhancements to open areas, lighting, seating, footpaths and the bowling space.
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Lead Member for Regeneration and Economic system on South Tyneside Council, Coun John Anglin harassed the park will stay a “household pleasant inexperienced oasis in South Shields.”
“It is a crucial a part of our cultural heritage and our dedication to its preservation have been clearly demonstrated within the council’s profitable endeavours to deliver ahead hundreds of thousands of kilos of exterior funding for it,” he mentioned.
“North Marine Park was designed to be an asset for the group and unique options such because the promenade and the aviary encourage social gatherings.
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“As a part of that profitable (HLF) bid we might want to ship occasional, small scale group occasions corresponding to storytelling, household enjoyable days, small performs or dances sooner or later.
“Some actions would require a licence and we are going to contemplate the accessible choices nearer the time and have due to this fact withdrawn the present licence utility.”