Here is the site of Bar Ambition's replacement, given the go-ahead by SEBC's Development Control committee this morning. Claiming not to be a nightclub, but an 'upmarket bar' it sought permission to open until 00.30 Sundays-Thursdays and 0100 Fridays and Saturdays.
Despite these being the same hours as Bar Ambition, the new premises could cater for twice as many customers in a slightly more sensitive area. As a result I tried to persuade this morning's meeting to limit hours until midnight 7/7. I met with some encouragement (I think three out of the sixteen members) but the amendment which supported my suggestion was easily lost, and members proceeded to approve the application in full.