Plans for a new ‘high-end’ bar and restaurant in west Greenwich have caused a stir with councillors and concerned neighbours.

A licensing hearing will take place next week to decide whether new eatery The Oystercatcher can sell booze and play music from as early as 7am.

The Oystercatcher would be situated within the King’s Lodge in Victoria Parade, a part of New Capital Quay and close to the Cutty Sark and Greenwich town centre.

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Liberty City Pub Company has asked Greenwich Council for permission to serve food and drink from 7am until midnight Monday to Thursday, and 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Oystercatcher would also play music during those hours,  concerning councillors and neighbours.

According to planning documents, there are flats directly above what is proposed to be a “high-quality restaurant and bar”.

Nearly 20 objections have been submitted, including two from councillors.

Councillor Mehboob Khan submitted: “I am concerned with prevention of crime and disorder and prevention of public nuisance should the premises be granted a license from 7am to midnight and beyond on certain days for sale of alcohol and playing of live music.

“Occupants of residential properties located above the premises are likely to be affected by noise from activity within the premises and from patrons outside the premises leading to unacceptable levels of crime, disorder and public nuisance.

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“The proposed sale of alcohol from 7am is unacceptable on health grounds and potential to create a nuisance.”

Councillors Khan and Maureen O’Mara have called for operating hours to be scaled back so they are the same as the nearby Sail Loft, which closes up at 11.30pm during the week and midnight at the weekend.

The Met Police, who were approached over the proposals, have not left an objection.

Councillors will consider the licence application at a meeting next Thursday, January 17.