Campsite granted alcohol licence to help control drinking at site

A holiday campsite has been granted an alcohol licence.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:06 pm

The owners of the Gables Pod Camping, in Escomb, near Bishop Auckland, had sought permission to sell drinks up to midnight seven days a week, with live music and performances.

Managers at the campsite had insisted the alcohol licence was being sought to ensure better control of the supply of booze to the holiday lets.

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Neighbours had complained about the potential impact of noisy guests and tried to force an overhaul of the proposals to ensure drinks sales and music would end much earlier.

But the applicant Susan Brierley, claimed disruption would not be an issue.

She told the council’s committee: “We’re a quiet family, we don’t go to festivals, so we wouldn’t want anything like that on the campsite ourselves.”

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