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Latest Armley Town Street alcohol application refused

An application to sell alcohol from a convenience store in Armley Town Street has been rejected by Leeds City Council.

Councillors has last week deferred making a decision on Nabi Lashkiri’s application due to insufficient information.

But, after further consideration, they have now decided to refuse the application.

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The premises lies within an area known as a CIP (community impact policy) – which limits new alcohol licences in parts of the city with a high proportion of licensed premises.

The application had prompted an angry responses from locals, citing the area’s well-publicised problems with street drinking.

Mr Lashkiri had said staff training, lighting, CCTV and challenge 25 had been offered – but the council’s licensing department and police argued they did not go far enough.

The applicant had originally applied to sell alcohol from 7am-10pm, but had offered to reduce those hours to 12 noon-8pm.

The decision was welcomed by Armley councillor ALice Smart on Twitter:

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