Plans for a new cafe and sports bar in north Liverpool have left some neighbours “filled with dread” over concerns about potential anti-social behaviour.

L9 Lounge Limited’s plans for a new venue on Moss Lane have sparked a backlash from some residents worried about the effect it will have on their area.

The venue would be open from midday to 11.30pm most days, and is described as operating as a bistro, cafe and sports bar.

The bar’s owners will have the chance to address residents’ concerns when Liverpool Council’s licensing and gambling sub-committee hear their application next month.

One of the 12 opponents of the plan said they feared another bar in the area would result in an increase in anti-social behaviour in a “quiet residential area”.

They wrote: “I strongly feel that another bar on Moss Lane, less than 100m from the existing one, would definitely tip this over the edge into significant disruption, adding more noise and more mess, especially given the proposed opening times are much later than [redacted name] is typically open until.

“We moved to Orrell Park because it is a quiet residential area, with good local amenities – this definitely feels like something that could represent a detrimental change to the character of the area.”

Others said they were concerned about the conversion of what was a shop into a bar, saying it would likely lead to increases in rubbish and loud noise.

One submission from neighbours said the proposals left them “filled with dread”.

Several residents wrote that their concerns were focused on the changing nature of the area, voicing worry that an increase in bars would disrupt long term residents.

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One wrote: “We moved to Orrell Park over 17 years ago with the view of it being a lovely place to bring up children.

“These premises are surrounded by houses with the majority of owners/renters being families and old people – why would an application like this be granted? We therefore wish to log an objection to this application.”

The bar’s owners will be able to address the concerns of neighbours when they appear before the licensing and gambling sub-committee on September 29.

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