PLANS to allow a live music venue and bar to sell alcohol and play music into the early hours Saturday and Sunday morning have been refused following objections from residents.

The Ironworks, in Church Street, applied to Shropshire Council to be able to sell alcohol and play music until 3am on Saturday morning and 4am on Sunday morning.

Linda Clark objected to the plan because of the noise from other venues and added she wears noise restricting ear buds.

She said: "We live in the property directly connected to The Ironworks and strongly object to the proposed planning application.

"We have a bedroom that directly overlooks The Old Ironworks and also share a party wall.

"I can't believe that this music venue would be permitted to stay open this late.

"My son is already forced to stay at his fathers house on a Saturday night due to noise from The Vaults.

"I personally have to wear noise restricting ear buds every Friday and Saturday night, sometimes we even have to stay at friends if it's a Bank Holiday weekend.

"To allow a 4am licence in such a small town and in such a premises is ridiculous, this isn't Birmingham or Manchester?

"Shropshire Council needs to do its own noise survey or needs to refuse permission, otherwise I will have to contact my own solicitor because my own premises will be uninhabitable."

Oswestry Town Council took a neutral position but added it hoped the unitary authority would consider the impact on residents.

A spokesperson added: "We request that in determining the application that Shropshire Council fully take into account the potential impact on residents in the vicinity of the venue."

Shropshire Council came to the decision to refuse the application and the assistant director of economy and place, Tracey Darke justified the decision due to the impact on residents.

Ms Darke said: "The restriction on opening hours is essential to protecting the amenity of adjoining land uses and the area as a whole, the increase in opening hours would result in a detrimental effect on the amenity of nearby residents and the surrounding locality.

"The development based on information provided would not safeguard residential and local amenity."