Published on January 7th, 2011 | by Dean Carr
Alcohol licence decision goes before council
A Vale Council committee is due to meet tomorrow (Friday, January 7) to hear an application from Sainbury’s for an alcohol licence for its proposed store on Park Crescent.
The company is currently seeking planning permission to convert 39-40 Park Crescent, the old bike and tool shop, into one of its Sainbury’s Local stores, but before that application is considered, the supermarket giant wants to get permission to sell alcohol.
In November, The GEM reported that local residents and traders were opposed to a Sainbury’s Local being located in the area, because it would cause significant car parking problems in a busy area with a junior school.
Plaid Cymru’s Assembly candidate Dr Ian Johnson said there were already off-licences in Park Crescent serving the public and he had reservations about a new late night one being granted in the area.
He explained: “There are already two off-licences on Park Crescent, one of which is next door to the site of the proposed Sainsbury’s.
“Any plans to open later than these stores would lead to an increase in late night footfall with associated noise for local residents.
“A late night drinks licence shouldn’t be a reason for people visiting a supermarket and I hope that the area’s largely residential nature will be respected.”
Source : Barry Today