Plans for a late night bar and cafe in the town centre have been rejected by the council.

Plans were submitted in mid-August by a Mr Kajabika to convert a former letting agency into a bar, restaurant and cafe, in Bradshawgate opposite Nelson Square where many bars already operate.

The application form stated that Mr Kajabika intended to keep the bar and restaurant aspect of the site open until 4am on weekends and bank holidays, which received opposition.

However these plans have now been refused by the council.

The officers report detailing this stated that: "Bradshawgate has suffered in recent years from a lack of daytime activity due to the relatively high numbers of evening economy uses in the area - late night bars and hot food takeaways catering for their customers, together with the closure of the direct access on to Bradshawgate via Crompton Place."

The daytime cafe aspect of the application was therefore seen as a positive for the site.

However, there were objections beyond this use as a daytime cafe.

The planning officers pointed out that the planning application was not detailed enough, and didn't take into account the impact the noise of a late night bar would have on the residents in the area.

It said: "It is therefore considered that insufficient information has been submitted with regards to an appropriate noise assessment and extraction details to demonstrate how noise would be suitably controlled so that the proposed uses would have no adverse impact onto the amenity of surrounding residents."

One letter of objection was received from the public which also highlighted these issues.

The letter said that "the use of the bar and loud music to 4am in the morning will adversely impact onto neighbouring residents" and also raised concerns about anti-social behaviour that might result from a new late night bar in the area.

The application has therefore been refused by the council with the conclusion given that: "Insufficient information has been provided by the applicant with regard to an appropriate noise assessment."