A controversial application for a licence to sell alcohol will be considered by councillors next week.
Applicant Athin Kumar Pandit wants to be able to sell alcohol off premises at a proposed Bargain Booze shop at 23 Nora Place, which is the site of the former Co-op Chemists in Bramley.
Councillors sitting on next Tuesday’s morning’s licensing committee, will decide Mr Pandit’s application to sell alcohol daily between 6am and 11pm.
A petition signed by 216 people and more than 40 individual letters of objection have been submitted against the proposals by local residents, who apparently held a public meeting in the street at the end of September to discuss the application.
Concerns have also been raised by the three Bramley councillors and Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves.
There are concerns over possible anti-social behaviour and increased street drinking as well as the impact of the new shop on a popular route to local schools.
Mr Pandit has agreed to police requests to have CCTV installed on the premises.
As previously reported, a retrospective planning application for a new shop front to the Nora Place building has also been submitted and will be dealt with by the council’s planning department at a future date.