RESIDENTS want a hotel’s plan to play music until 2am every day scrapped over fears it could disrupt neighbours.

Courtyard by Marriott Oxford South, a 170-bedroom hotel, is set to open in Milton Park, near Didcot, next month.

Councillors have previously said designs of the four-star hotel reminded them of a space ship or ‘something out of Star Wars’.

The hotel firm wants permission to play live and recorded music indoors until 2am from Monday to Sunday and further permission to play it outdoors until 10pm every day.

It also wants permission for dancing, ‘late night refreshment’, along with the sale of alcohol, to be granted until 2am too.

But Milton Parish Council wants those times cut.

Its clerk Joanne Myers has written to Vale of White Horse District Council calling for councillors to curtail the hotel firm’s request to play music until the early hours of the morning.

She said the reason for the objection is the ‘impact to the residents of the parish… sound travels (for example trains can be heard from Willow Lane in Milton Village.)’

She adds in the letter that the parish council also objects to music being played frequently.

The council calls for music to be played in the hotel until midnight at the latest on Friday and Saturdays and that it should finish at 10pm on other days.

The hotel’s licence – without any amendments, despite the parish council’s call – is set be passed at a Vale of White Horse council meeting on Monday.

Police are happy to allow the licensing conditions but have asked the hotel to enforce stringent conditions.

Amongst those, a CCTV system will need to be installed in the hotel and it must cover all areas of it open to the public – except in toilet areas. That CCTV must be kept for at least 28 days and a staff member who is able to operate the system must be on duty in the hotel at all times.

All staff working with food and drinks must also undergo internal training, in which they will to be told of the hotel’s proof of age policy. They will also receive refresher training at least every year and a record of that must be kept.

A Challenge 25 proof of age policy will also be operated, where the only specific types of ID will be allowed as proof of age.