A new home for elderly ex-servicemen and women has promsied not to disturb its new neighbours despite having applied for a private bar and live music.

The Royal Star and Garter home in Langley Avenue, Surbiton, has applied for a license to serve alcohol until 11pm and play music until 8pm, extending to past midnight on special occasions.

But the application specifies that no music will be played outdoors after 6.30pm and that the bar service will not be open to the public.

In an email to the Southborough residents association, Royal Star and Garter chief executive Mike Barter attempted to address the residents’ fears that the home will be too noisy.

He said: “As you know, we are committed to being good neighbours and very much a part of the local community so this will definitely not be the outcome.

“The charity is well known for, and very proud that we have a very full and varied activity programme in line with our commitment to allow residents living with us to live life to the full.”

Residents will move in later this summer after moving out of the Royal Star and Garter home in Richmond.

You can view the full application on Kingston Council's website.