A popular Bury St Edmunds nightclub is set to re-open its doors in six weeks having been granted a new licence.
Club Brazilia, on Station Hill, will open on Friday nights from 9pm to 3am and on Saturday nights from 9am to 3.30am. The application was passed at a licencing sub committee meeting at St Edmundsbury Borough Council on Wednesday morning.
During the meeting, Councillor David Nettleton, representing residents who live nearby, said there were fears there would be an increase in crime and disorder between the club and the town centre.
He said: “People are going to go to this nightclub and some of them, not all of them, are not going to be well behaved.
“What has happened in the past, when the nightclubs were open on Station Hill, was people would go to and from the town centrethrough St Andrews Street North
“In the past there have been reports of criminal damage in the area. That has gone away since. If we get night life again in Station Hill we may get a new outbreak of that problem.”
Granting the licence, chairman Ian Houlder said the committee didn’t feel a condition could be put upon the club on an area beyond its immediate vacinity.
Stephen Smith, representing Brazilia Nightclub Limited, said the club may not be open for very long as the site is earmarked for redevelopment.
“It could be the situation that it is only open for one year - but it could be up to five years,” he said.