Wortley: Five Lanes licensing application deferred

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 won’t be decided until June, it has emerged.

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.

The application was due to be heard by councillors on the licensing sub committee on Tuesday, but the application has been deferred until 18 June 2024.

There have been 21 objections from 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.

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  1. Carrying out regular checks ourside after dark to deter any loitering groups?
    I think the Police are being very naive here, these “checks” will die out after the first few days.


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