A LUXURY holiday park in Addingham has applied for a new premises licence for the sale of alcohol.

Listers Leisure Limited, the owners of Olicana Park in Hill Mill Lane, hope to open a new cafe/bistro next year called Hamiltons, to sell food and drink to residents and also passing Dales Way walkers and cyclists.

The application, which will be heard by the Bradford District Licensing Panel on Monday, December 10, requests permission to sell alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, Monday to Sunday, from 11am to 10pm.

The application has attracted 17 letters of objection from local residents, which raise concerns of an anticipated increase in noise levels and disturbance by patrons using the premises and leaving the site late at night, particularly given the rural location of the premises.

Concerns are also raised regarding the potential for litter pollution, drink driving, anti-social behaviour and criminal damage from patrons of the premises.

However, the application has also attracted 16 letters in support from those who believe the premises will be an asset to the area.

Olicana Park, by the banks of the River Wharfe, consists of luxury cabins and cottages after being extensively developed over recent years.

The applicant, Susie Steward, of Olicana Park, said: “We hope to open Hamiltons in January/February as a cafe servicing our customers on site, the Dalesway walkers and hopefully local people.

“We have a car park for 12 cars as well as two designated disabled parking spaces.

“Robert Shelton, one of the owners is a quadriplegic so we understand the frustration of disabled access. We will be the only licensed premise in Addingham with disabled parking, disabled access and disabled toilets.

“Our aim will be to serve alcohol with a meal. In time we would like to open on various evenings as a bistro. We are currently recruiting for local staff for the cafe.”

The application will be considered at a meeting of Bradford District Licensing Panel on Monday in committee room 4 at City Hall, Bradford.