Friday, May 13, 2011

Do we need another off licence?

As many residents will know there is an application currently with Stockton Council for a 24 hour a day licence to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises for the former MPG garage at 502 Yarm Rd.  62 representations have been received from concerned residents, none of them in support of the application.  The grounds for objection centre on the lack of need for such sales in a quiet residential area; the probability of increased problems related to the Park on the doorstep which cannot be closed overnight owing to the number of gaps in hedges, fences that can be scaled, footpaths leading into it and the right of way running through it and the probability of noise and litter nuisance.
I sincerely hope that the Licensing committee refuses this one - there may be places to have an overnight alcohol licence but it certainly isn't on a quiet stretch of Yarm Rd.

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