A CONVENIENCE store has been granted permission to serve alcohol for extra hours despite residents’ objections.
One Stop in Woodhouse, owned by supermarket Tesco, applied to Sheffield Council’s licensing department for consent to lift restrictions meaning booze could be sold only between 8am and 9pm.
Two nearby residents wrote to the council to object, fearing later alcohol sales could lead to gangs of youths congregating outside the store, causing noise and disturbance.
But Sheffield Council’s licensing board agreed for One Stop to extend its hours for alcohol sales from 6am to 10pm – though the store had hoped to keep selling until 11pm.
The store’s management agreed to conditions including installation of improved CCTV and removal of rubbish outside the shop front before closing each night.