MORE than 80 residents have formally objected to plans for a music festival to be staged in Victoria Park next year.

While both the police and environmental health officers have called for restrictions to be put in place should the application be approved.

Councillors on the licensing committee will discuss the bid from music giants SJM when they meet on Tuesday at 10am in the Town Hall.

Two petitions with hundreds of signatures have been sent to Warrington Borough Council while more than 80 formal letters of objection have been sent.

Residents have raised a number of objections including noise, anti-social behaviour and crime.

Police say they do not object but have called for the festival, which would have crowds of around 25,000 a day according to the application, to be limited to once per year.

They also say CCTV should be installed as the police would only be able to supply ‘minimal’ numbers of officers to help with security.

Environmental health officers also say the number of events should be restricted amid concerns about noise levels.

The Warrington Guardian understands the promoter is only looking to hold one event per year. That is likely to be over a bank holiday weekend in May 2018.

A number of residents have written to back the application saying it will boost the town’s music scene.