A NEW bar will open in Scarborough after councillors rejected complaints from a local resident.

Adam Johnson applied for a premises licence from Scarborough Council to allow him to open Apothicary at 63 Victoria Road as what he describes as a “bistro/bar”.

The application received an objection from Malcolm Joyce, who told the committee he was speaking on behalf of a local business and several local residents. Mr Joyce said residents were concerned about late night drinking adding to issues that already existed due to drink and drugs.

Mr Johnson had asked for the bar to be open until 12.30am on Monday to Sundays, with alcohol being sold until midnight.

The committee granted him permission to open until midnight with sales of alcohol ending at 11.30pm.