By Jenni Davidson
Hove Museum is to get a new outdoor seating area for its café.
Planning permission for a new terrace was granted at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee yesterday (Wednesday 30 October).
The terrace is to be built along the side of the museum.
It will have room for four tables and 22 chairs.
Several local residents expressed concern that the extension would lead to noise and antisocial behaviour, particularly at night.
Councillor Denise Cobb also objected to the scale of the extension in a conservation area.
Abigail Thomas, head of enterprise at the Royal Pavilion, Museums and Libraries, confirmed that the tables and chairs would be brought in at night.
She also explained that a recent application for a licence to serve alcohol until 11pm was to cover evening events such as private viewings inside the museum.
The outdoor terrace will close at 4.30pm.
Councillor Lynda Hyde reassured residents that they could contact the licensing department to ask for the licence to be revoked if there were any problems.