Plans to turn Kettering’s Royal Hotel into a nightclub and lounge will be discussed tonight.
A licensing hearing`s taking place this evening to decide on an application to sell alcohol at Emporio Nightclub and Emporio Lounge with sales going on until 5am on Fridays and Saturdays.
But the Police, Environmental Protection and a number of residents from surrounding streets aren`t happy about it.
The county`s force says there isn`t a robust enough operating schedule in place to trade into the early hours and they also say patrons to the basement club would be able to get in from the upstairs and from the street which would mean it could get overcrowded.
Also people living nearby are concerned about the noise and possible trouble from drunken revellers.