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.
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:
Very pleased that the latest application for another off-license on #Armley Town Street has been refused. Thanks to all the local residents who objected.
— Alice Smart (@Alice_Smart) October 22, 2018