Falmouth could be getting a new wine and cheese bar if it is granted a licence this week.

The Orgia would be based at 43 Church Street and is described as "a small wine bar and eatery, serving high quality cured meats,

cheeses and small plates as well quality wines; other alcoholic drinks will be available."

Robert James Palmer has applied for a premises licence, which is being considered by Cornwall Council's licensing sub committee on Wednesday.

Mr Palmer is already co-owner of a similar bar in Newquay, The Bottle.

He said it would be a similar menu to there, but with the additions of more refined cheese plates such as Baron Bigod with smoked brandy and apple butter, Gouda and caramel fudge and speciality dishes such as baked oysters with chilli butter.

"Hopefully the prices and style of the menu will indicate the market we are looking to attract to the venue and that it is not aimed at the student population," he added.

The proposed opening hours would be 8am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 8am to 11.30pm Friday and Saturday (8am Christmas Eve/New Year's Even to 1.30am Christmas Day/New Year's Day), with alcohol served until half an hour before closing time inside, and finishing at 9.30pm outside.

The two-storey building has a small rear courtyard, with a maximum capacity inside of 60 people.

Mr Palmer said he was aware the building fell within Falmouth Cumulative Impact Zone, but added: "Due to our timings and intended atmosphere we don’t consider that this application would have any impact in relation to this.”

The purpose of the Cumulative Impact Zone is to monitor and restrict problems linked with alcohol, and allows licensing authorities to restrict new licensed premises opening in those areas.

Applications that are likely to add to the existing cumulative impact will normally be refused or be subject to certain limitations, unless the applicant can demonstrate that there will be no negative impact on the licensing objectives.

Falmouth Town Council's licensing committee has given concerns, saying: "Taking into consideration how it would sit within the CIZ (Cumulative Impact Zone), [we] feel that the application is far too close to other licensed premises within the CIZ, which already has a negative impact on residents living in the immediate area, and would add to current noise and anti-social behaviour, which is already common in this location, which is currently well served by licensed premises."

However, Cornwall Council's Environmental Protection team said that certain conditions would alleviate their concerns.

These would be that noise from the premises, including music and people noise, should be only just audible at the boundary of the nearest, or any noise sensitive, premises – ‘Just audible’ is defined as “it is possible to hear noise, but the type of noise (music or speech etc) is not clearly recognisable” – and that disposal of waste bottles, beer kegs and similar items outside must not take place between 8pm and 8am.

In the the application Mr Palmer has promised that the bar's managers would encourage liaison with the police Neighbourhood Beat Manager, all bottles and glasses would be removed from public areas as soon as practicable, and there would be a Challenge 25 age verification policy.

There would be no smoking or drinking of anything bought there at the front of the bar, with all off site sales to be in sealed containers.

A CCTV system would be in place and "prominent, clear notices" would be displayed at all public exits asking customers to leave the premises and area quietly.