Wortley: Contested off licence application to be decided by committee

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A new convenience store at Five Lane Ends has applied for an off licence to sell alcohol. Photo: Google

An application to sell alcohol off premises in Wortley will be decided by councillors next week.

Loghman Ahmadi has applied for an off licence to sell alcohol daily between 7am and 11pm at a convenience store off the Five Lane Ends roundabout. The premises was recently an ice cream parlour.

There have been 21 objections to an application by local residents, as well as Farnley & Wortley councillor Adrian McCluskey. Concerns include an already high number of shops selling alcohol in the area, its proximity to nearby Five Lanes Primary School and the impact on an already busy roundabout.

But West Yorkshire Police have expressed no objection to the proposals as the applicant has agreed to a number of licensing conditions, including running and maintaining a CCTV system, maintaining staff training records which would be open to inspection and carrying out regular checks outside the premises after dark to deter any loitering groups.

The licensing committee will meet on Tuesday, 30 April in Leeds Civic Hall at 10am to decide the application. The full agenda and council documents can be read in full here.

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