A CAFÉ in Bournemouth town centre is seeking permission to sell alcohol.

South Coast in Richmond Hill has applied to BCP Council for a licence allowing it to serve alcohol and play recorded music.

A decision had been due to be made by a licensing sub-committee on Wednesday but the hearing will no longer take place after the only objection was withdrawn.

Submitted in April by café manager Justin Cambray, the application also covers takeaway alcohol sales which, if approved, will allow a wine delivery service to take place.

He said alcohol would “predominately” be sold after 8pm – at which point children will not be allowed to enter.

The application would allow it to be sold both inside the café and for takeaway until 10.30pm, seven days a week.

Mr Cambray’s business, Good Vino, has already begun advertising a wine delivery service based from the café.

This will include a free cycle delivery option as well as a beach delivery service to either Bournemouth or Boscombe piers or to Southbourne beach.

One letter of objection, from someone living in a flat above the café had been submitted raising concerns about potential noise issues for people living in the area.

It said the addition of an extra business selling alcohol in the town centre was “overkill”.

This had prompted a licensing hearing to be called to consider the application but the objection has now been withdrawn, prompting the cancellation of the Wednesday meeting.

No objections were made by either the council’s environmental health department or by Dorset Police after a series of conditions to the licence were agreed.

These include limits on the hours at which rubbish can be moved and restrictions on the volume of music played within the café can be played.

Dorset Police has requested a CCTV system be installed and that the café join the Bournemouth town watch scheme.

A decision on whether the licence application is approved will be made by council licensing officers.