Scunthorpe shop plans to offer 24-hour off-licence from Thursday through to Sunday
A Scunthorpe convenience shop is seeking permission to operate an off-licence round the clock for four successive days each week.
Booze Bargain, on Frodingham Road, is asking North Lincolnshire Council to approve the necessary changes in its licence.
The shop is currently known as Boozemaster and occupies numbers 149 to 153 on one of town's best-known streets.
The application before councillors is for 24-hour opening on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Curently, the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises is restricted to between 6am and 11pm.
The firm applying the extended hours says it is part of a reputable chain of convenience stores and has been serving the community in Scunthorpe for more than five years, continuing to grow and improve its premises.
Recently, the CCTV system has been upgraded and now has 32 cameras.
The company says it places huge importance on the security of its staff and the general public.
The application has generated plenty of interest, with 13 letters of objection received which the council considers relevant.
The North Lincolnshire Council environmental protection team is concerned that the residents of nearby flats and some houses on Berkeley Street may be disturbed by late night noise from people using the shop, plus increased traffic noise.
Humberside Police are also objecting, saying the shop is in a higher-than-normal crime level area and in a part of the town where alcohol-related issues are a problem.
A decision will be made by councillors sitting on the licensing (activities) sub-committee.
They next meet on Thursday, November 22 at Scunthorpe Civic Centre, Ashby Road (10am).
In cases like these, the applicant, "statutory consultees" and people making relevant representations may appeal to the magistrates' court within 21 days of the date on which they were notified of the decision.