We are dealing with a number of applications for off-sales of alcohol. In negotiating with the applicants we are trying to persuade them to use pedal cycle couriers, rather than motorcycle and motor scooter delivery drivers due to the noise and pollution they cause.
We’ve found some applicants to be happy to go along with this while others refuse point blank to accept these conditions.
Local residents tell us they are concerned with the noise nuisance at all times of day and the air pollution from motorcycles and scooters.
The surge in recent applications for off-sales of alcohol could cause an increase in the use of noisy delivery vehicles. We are trying to mitigate this by encouraging the owners of licensed premises to adopt green delivery methods.