Shop will open despite petition

Shop will open despite petition

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A CONVENIENCE store in Waterloo will be allowed to open after the applicant agreed to reduce the opening hours.

The shop, on the corner of St John’s Road and Oakdale Road, which was previously a Londis store, will open after Sefton Council gave the proposal a green light.

When the plan was first revealed, nearby residents started a petition over concerns it would lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour.

However, the council approved the opening of the new store after the applicant agreed to reduce the closing time from midnight to 11pm and also scrap its plan to sell ‘late night refreshments.’

A report published by the council states: “The Sub-Committee is satisfied that the applicant has sufficient knowledge and experience of the licensing trade and has shown their respect for local residents and the community in attempts to engage with the interested parties both prior to and during the hearing .”

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