Alcohol licence granted for planned Addingham convenience store

District licensing heads have granted permission for a proposed Addingham convenience store to sell alcohol up to 10pm.

Bradford Council’s Bradford, Keighley and Shipley Licensing Panel agreed on Monday to grant a premises licence to The Co-operative Group for 162 Main Street.

The panel imposed conditions on the licence, requiring the installation of a CCTV system and limiting alcohol sales to between 7am to 10pm daily.

The Co-op is also seeking planning permission for alterations to the premises, currently used as a carpet showroom, to convert it to a convenience store.

The group had applied for a licence to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week. The Co-op proposed a CCTV system at the shop to monitor the premises. But councillors amended the licensing hours to 10pm.

Councillors said the conditions were necessary in order to ensure the licensee takes all steps to prevent alcohol being bought by or supplied to underage drinkers and to limit disturbance to local residents from patrons.

Villagers have objected to both the licensing application and planning application, expressing concerns about noise disturbance, traffic and parking.

The business which currently occupies the premises, Philip Walton Fine Furnishings, says it is not closing down. In a statement, the company said: “Please be assured that Philip Walton is not closing down, but merely moving premises, subject to the sale of our current showroom.”

The Co-op’s planning application is expected to be determined by Bradford Council.

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