Bargain Booze applies for new alcohol licence in Bramley

1 October 2015

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An application to sell alcohol from a new Bargain Booze shop  in Bramley has been made.

Applicant Athin Kumar Pandit wants to be able to sell alcohol at a Bargain Booze shop at 23 Nora Place, on the site of the former Co-op Chemists.

Leeds City Council has received an application to sell alcohol daily between 6am and 11pm.

What do you think? Good or bad thing for the area? Have your say in the comments below.


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graham hudson says:

This is absolutely the wrong place to open another cheap booze outlet. It is on a primary and secondary school run for hundreds of local children, and will be selling alcohol from 6:00 o’clock in the morning until 11:00 o’clock at night 7 days a week. It is only a few metres from Glenlea Doctors Surgery who have suffered anti-social behaviour in recent weeks, If this licence is granted, this will only get worse. There are at least 8 other outlets selling cheap alcohol in a half mile radius. The majority of local residents (over 200) have signed a petition objecting to the application. Surely common sense will prevail and reject this licence application.

phil says:

Can’t a man make living these days, surely the pharmacy supplied far greater danagers than wines and spirits. Hopefully common sense prevails if was Tesco the locals wouldn’t pick a fight!

graham hudson says:

The residents are fighting to keep their neighbourhood nice! The pharmacy was open 9-5 mon-fri and I don’t recall it selling cheap fags and booze. There are also serious parking/traffic concerns outside the shop. We already have a Tesco close by, plus loads of other booze outlets, all owned by men making a living!

Phil says:

Graham are you objecting to the spar at the church too??

Did you object to Tesco s application??

It seems this is about bashing small buisness rather than true morales

graham hudson says:

I would rather stick to the point in question!
but if you are banging on about bashing small businesses, when Tesco Express opened on Half Mile Lane. It immediately caused our local (small business)paper shop,which had traded for over 50 years, to close!
I will always object to any developer trying to make a fast buck at the expense of the neighbourhood, as would over 200 local residents!
Read my first post above, not small business bashing, just the wrong place!

James says:

Phil, I believe a man can make a living these days without bringing the local area down. A bargain booze is bad news for the area, school runs, glenlea surgery, mixed with drunks and anti social behavior is not common sense.

graham hudson says:

OVER 200 NAMES ON THE OBJECTION PETITION NOW
LOCAL COUNCILLORS AND MPs OBJECTING
LEEDS HEALTH INSPECTOR OBJECTING
DOCTORS OBJECTING
95% OF LOCAL RESIDENTS OBJECTING
WHAT CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG AT THE PANEL MEETING!!!!

tony maloney says:

I think it’s a good thing for the area it will bring jobs and enterprise to a deprived area bravo

tony maloney says:

It’s about time we got a bargain booze round this area it will bring jobs and some much needed enterprise to a deprived area of Bramley

graham hudson says:

Probably 2 jobs! and we are not a deprived area at the moment, but soon will be with the opening of another cheap booze outlet, of which there are already too many!
p.s. no need to repeat yourself!

Hardeep says:

Graham a gent with your name was in the press a few years ago in Yorkshire wonder if your the same person??

My question is if the shop can’t be shop what should it be?

Maybe the folk objecting should get there cheque books out and buy the unit!

graham hudson says:

IN REPLY TO YOUR QUESTIONS……
1. WHAT HAS MY NAME GOT TO DO WITH IT?
2. HAIRDRESSERS-BAKERY-NAIL BAR-BEAUTY SALON-BOOKSHOP-DRYCLEANERS-DIY—ANYTHING BUT A CHEAP BOOZE STORE—
3. LOCAL RESIDENT OBJECTORS SHOULD NOT NEED TO GET ‘THEIR’ CHEQUE BOOKS OUT IN ORDER TO STOP AN ATTEMPT AT SPOILING A NEIGHBOURHOOD
4. THERE IS AN EXTREMELY STRONG VIEW AMONGST THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS LEADING PRACTITIONERS IN HEALTH,POLICE,EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE IN BRAMLEY THAT THIS LICENCE CAN ONLY BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE WELLBEING OF THE AREA

westleedslife says:

Thanks for your comment Graham. Just a polite request please to refrain from using only capital letters in your responses, it’s not necessary. Thank you.

graham hudson says:

My apologies, strength of feeling taking over!

graham hudson says:

The Licencing Sub-Commitee chose to ignore the wishes of the majority of local residents, a 217 name petition, over 40 personal objections, the local doctors, health experts, ward councillors and an MP.

The applicant has also been granted a licence to open for 19 hours on Christmas Eve, 19 hours on Boxing Day, and 41 hours from 8:00am on New Years Eve to 11:00pm on New Years Day.

The applicants representative told the panel they cannot refuse the licence on a ‘JUST IN CASE’ principle, meaning ‘just in case’ problems happen to occur after the Bargain Booze shop opens.

I predict all of the problems listed by all of the objectors WILL happen but the panel decided to grant the licence to Mr. Pandit who also has another Bargain Booze shop in Bradford.

Alterations to the premises which began in July 2015 without planning permission, are almost complete.
Retrospective plans have now been submitted which gives residents the opportunity to object.

Another residents meeting is planned, before objections have to be submitted on 20th November 2015