BARNSLEY Council has refused a pub’s plans to play music outdoors.

Bosses at The Pheasant in Monk Bretton applied to Barnsley Council to vary their licence to allow them to play live and recorded music outdoors.

The venue hoped for permission to play music outdoors twice a month – Monday to Thursday until 10pm and up to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

Licensee Duane Etherington’s application received multiple objections from residents, who claimed the application will have a detrimental impact on noise levels.

He said a sound limiting device would be used, which will activate ‘at a level prior to which any disturbance is caused to residents in the area’.

The council’s licensing board decided the proposals would ‘not satisfy concerns raised around uncontrolled noise, and would not support the licensing objective of prevention of public nuisance’.

The applicant has a right to appeal to the magistrates’ court within 21 days.