BOSSES behind plans to open a new micro-pub in the centre of Totton are seeking consent to sell alcohol until midnight.

K&S Trading is also asking New Forest District Council to allow live and recorded music to be played at the premises - a former Thai restaurant beside the A36 Salisbury Road.

Town councillors are opposing the application, claiming the sale of alcohol should cease at 11pm to help prevent crime and disorder.

The licensing application has been submitted by Kevin Goodall, who has drawn up plans to convert the Noo-Thai into a watering hole called The 6 Barrels.

A change-of-use proposal was approved by the council in August.

Mr Goodall's planning application said: "We have held a premises licence for the past two years for our restaurant and have had up to 36 people at a time, drinking and having parties, with zero incidents.

"Our manager will also be our designated premises supervisor.

"She has over 20 years' experience running pubs to a very high standard, managing all aspects of customer relations to a very high standard.

"We are very confident in her abilities and will assist her at all times."

Members of the district council is meeting on October 31 to discuss the application.

A report to members of the licensing sub-committee says: “There will be seating for approximately 40 persons inside, with provision for outside seating with a roped off area.

“However, the applicant has stated that the use of the outside area will cease at 10pm each day.

“The property is situated on a service road parallel to the main A36. Limited parking is available on the road in front of the shops and there is also a large car park opposite.

“There are a variety of retail units in the area, including a pizza takeaway which is open until 11.30 each night and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.”

K&S has listed the steps it intends to take to comply with any licence granted, including staff training, an age verification policy and the use of CCTV.

The council has received only two objections to the application - one from town councillors and one from a woman living in Stannington Crescent.

She says: "The selling of alcohol until midnight in a residential area, with a smoking area outside, is bound to cause some disorder."

But the report says the objector's home is a "distance" from the proposed micro-pub.