Supermarket giant granted alcohol licence

Supermarket giant granted alcohol licence

Supermarket giant granted alcohol licence

First published in News

A supermarket giant will be able to sell alcohol for 15 hours a day and seven days a week at its new store after councillors granted it an alcohol licence.

The new Tesco store in Lewes Road in Brighton has been granted permission to sell alcohol between 8am and 11pm seven days a week at a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel today.

The store is just yards away from a community garden previously targeted by the supermarket in 2010 which they were forced to withdraw from after overwhelming local opposition to the plans.

Rival Morrisons eventually moved into the other site but with strict restrictions on alcohol sales preventing them from displaying booze at the front of the shop and from offering cut-price drink deals.

Resident groups and ward councillors had raised concerns about the number of alcohol retailers in such a confined area with 12 already operating in less than half a mile.

The Tesco store is due to open later this year at the site of a former discount furniture shop.

At the same hearing, Subway had their application to serve hot food between 11pm and 5am at the store in Old Steine was declined by the same panel.

Brighton and Hove Police Licensing Unit, Brighton and Hove City Council licensing and environmental health teams as well as residents had all opposed the sandwich makers’ application.

 

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5:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Goldenwight says...

I thought it wasn't legal to sell acohol before 10am on a Sunday?
I thought it wasn't legal to sell acohol before 10am on a Sunday? Goldenwight
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Tue 24 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

Goldenwight wrote:
I thought it wasn't legal to sell acohol before 10am on a Sunday?
Hence the licence...

Some pubs serve alcohol from 5am. The one in Smithfield Market has done so for years.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I thought it wasn't legal to sell acohol before 10am on a Sunday?[/p][/quote]Hence the licence... Some pubs serve alcohol from 5am. The one in Smithfield Market has done so for years. stevo!!
  • Score: 2

6:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

We love Red Billy says...

Thank you very much. The Lewes Rd is already awash with puke and brawling chavs. We need another place selling booze like Brighton needs the green party. #politicalchamberpot
s #gzunder
Thank you very much. The Lewes Rd is already awash with puke and brawling chavs. We need another place selling booze like Brighton needs the green party. #politicalchamberpot s #gzunder We love Red Billy
  • Score: 19

7:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

hovian says...

So typical of this council - they just keep on approving more and more licenses - as though the city isn't already awash with alcohol....the Greens are so feeble at standing up to special interest lobbies
So typical of this council - they just keep on approving more and more licenses - as though the city isn't already awash with alcohol....the Greens are so feeble at standing up to special interest lobbies hovian
  • Score: 11

7:28pm Tue 24 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

hovian wrote:
So typical of this council - they just keep on approving more and more licenses - as though the city isn't already awash with alcohol....the Greens are so feeble at standing up to special interest lobbies
This is what you get, though, when a city is designated 'vibrant'.

Is Eastbourne ever thus described?

Is Bournemouth?

Is Worthing?

It comes with the territory.
[quote][p][bold]hovian[/bold] wrote: So typical of this council - they just keep on approving more and more licenses - as though the city isn't already awash with alcohol....the Greens are so feeble at standing up to special interest lobbies[/p][/quote]This is what you get, though, when a city is designated 'vibrant'. Is Eastbourne ever thus described? Is Bournemouth? Is Worthing? It comes with the territory. stevo!!
  • Score: 7

9:20pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

Looks like a lovely area.
Looks like a lovely area. MasonStorm
  • Score: 6

11:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

wobblybike says...

Much as I dislike Tesco and the other supermarkets taking over every available site, it's far preferable to the scummy furniture store run by the evil Gary Ablewhite drug dealer con man
Much as I dislike Tesco and the other supermarkets taking over every available site, it's far preferable to the scummy furniture store run by the evil Gary Ablewhite drug dealer con man wobblybike
  • Score: 6

12:38am Wed 25 Jun 14

jumpingjouster says...

Lewes Rd needs another supermarket like Eskimo's need more ice. Common sense clearly lost on this one. Lewes Rd has more offie's and supermarkets within the square mile than any other stretch in Btn or Hove. What are the planning committee trying to build here? The aim should be to bring small business back into the area and offer incentives to get them going, not sell out to more chains we don't need. Ffs, will someone from the council show some initiative to get local business going?
Lewes Rd needs another supermarket like Eskimo's need more ice. Common sense clearly lost on this one. Lewes Rd has more offie's and supermarkets within the square mile than any other stretch in Btn or Hove. What are the planning committee trying to build here? The aim should be to bring small business back into the area and offer incentives to get them going, not sell out to more chains we don't need. Ffs, will someone from the council show some initiative to get local business going? jumpingjouster
  • Score: 2

1:26am Wed 25 Jun 14

BURIRAM says...

When I pass the Subway sandwich bar at 4.30am over the past two weeks it has been open and serving customers.
When I pass the Subway sandwich bar at 4.30am over the past two weeks it has been open and serving customers. BURIRAM
  • Score: -2

1:12pm Wed 25 Jun 14

notaconspiracy says...

Thank goodness we won't have to endure the sandwich-eating scum leaving their crumbs all over the Old Steine, though...
Thank goodness we won't have to endure the sandwich-eating scum leaving their crumbs all over the Old Steine, though... notaconspiracy
  • Score: 2

1:33pm Wed 25 Jun 14

BURIRAM says...

At least with the Major Supermarkets on Lewes road we can be sure of what we are buying unlike the Small off licence shops selling counterfeit booze to finance other interests.
At least with the Major Supermarkets on Lewes road we can be sure of what we are buying unlike the Small off licence shops selling counterfeit booze to finance other interests. BURIRAM
  • Score: 2

3:34pm Wed 25 Jun 14

ThinkBrighton says...

We love Red Billy wrote:
Thank you very much. The Lewes Rd is already awash with puke and brawling chavs. We need another place selling booze like Brighton needs the green party. #politicalchamberpot

s #gzunder
Brawling chavs and now a supermarket giant, (how tall is he)
[quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: Thank you very much. The Lewes Rd is already awash with puke and brawling chavs. We need another place selling booze like Brighton needs the green party. #politicalchamberpot s #gzunder[/p][/quote]Brawling chavs and now a supermarket giant, (how tall is he) ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 0

3:37pm Wed 25 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

I can't stand tesco but its one in the for you know who (mp) who thought she had seen them off!
I can't stand tesco but its one in the for you know who (mp) who thought she had seen them off! NickBrt
  • Score: -1

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