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Petition opposes latest Armley off licence application

Proposals for a convenience store on Armley Town Street to sell alcohol have met with local opposition.

Joanne Salieh Ibrahim wants to sell alcohol from Town Street News daily from 7am until 11pm.

But the application is being opposed by a local ward councillor, six members of the public and a petition containing 35 signatures, all of which oppose it on the grounds of public nuisance and crime and disorder.

One objector wrote: “This part of Armley and this community has been ravaged by drunken anti-social behaviour. Crime will increase further.

“This part of Armley is a residential area with a community which is suffering and a fourth shop being granted a licence would contribute to but becoming a ‘no go area’.”

The applicant says they will install and maintain CCTV, maintain an incident log, and Operate a Challenge 25 policy to deter under-age drinking.

The applicant says the application sits outside the boundary of Armley’s Cumulative Impact Policy, which limits the number of alcohol licence applications.

The application will be discussed by councillors on the licensing sub-committee at Leeds Civic Hall next Tuesday, 1 November, at 10am. The agenda and papers can be read here.



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