Tesco store gains alcohol licence

Tesco store gains alcohol licence

Tesco store gains alcohol licence

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

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

The store is just a few hundred yards from the site where a community garden was set up in protest against plans for another Tesco store.

The supermarket was eventually forced to withdraw their plans in 2010 after overwhelming local opposition.

Rival Morrisons eventually moved into the garden 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.

Tesco has said it would like to open a new store at the site of a former discount furniture shop on the corner of Elm Grove but said they would be consulting with the community before submitting any plans.

Maureen Winder, chairwoman of The Triangle Community Group, said she was disappointed by the decision.

She said: “I am not surprised there was not much reaction to the application as the notices on the shop were extremely small and it was not clear how to respond so a lot of people would not have been amazingly aware that it was going on.

“I would have expected the restrictions that were put in place on the Morrisons’ application to apply to any other new application.

“If the council wants to prevent the area being damaged by drink then these restrictions are the sort that should be standardised.

“It shouldn’t be up to the community to make a fuss every time a new application is made.”

A Tesco spokesman: "We’re pleased that the license has been approved and will inform the local community of any plans before applications are submitted."

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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9:29am Thu 26 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices.
THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up.
Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices. THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up. Max Ripple
  • Score: 19

9:43am Thu 26 Jun 14

s&k says...

Every little helps... Brighton's decline.
Every little helps... Brighton's decline. s&k
  • Score: 6

10:05am Thu 26 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

*hic*
*hic* stevo!!
  • Score: 2

10:09am Thu 26 Jun 14

her professional says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices.
THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up.
Better still use soya milk (the one from the chiller cabinet, not the long life which is horrible), and stop being part of the cruelty involved in the dairy industry. It would be better if there were no dairy farmers.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices. THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up.[/p][/quote]Better still use soya milk (the one from the chiller cabinet, not the long life which is horrible), and stop being part of the cruelty involved in the dairy industry. It would be better if there were no dairy farmers. her professional
  • Score: -12

10:15am Thu 26 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

I really don't get this worry about more outlets selling alcohol. The demand for it is finite - having more places to buy it doesn't increase the demand it just spreads the sales across more outlets.

I'd also be interested if all these campaigners against the main supermarket stores really don't shop there ? I ask as I've never seen one of them close down due to lack of custom.

The same tired arguments were used to try and stop the Tesco in Hangleton. Three years down the line, the drink problem is no worse than it ever was and no shops have closed down ( except a fancy dress shop which I don't think you can blame on Tesco ). The only real change I've noticed is that the local Co-op has dropped many of it's prices - probably because they now have local competition.
I really don't get this worry about more outlets selling alcohol. The demand for it is finite - having more places to buy it doesn't increase the demand it just spreads the sales across more outlets. I'd also be interested if all these campaigners against the main supermarket stores really don't shop there ? I ask as I've never seen one of them close down due to lack of custom. The same tired arguments were used to try and stop the Tesco in Hangleton. Three years down the line, the drink problem is no worse than it ever was and no shops have closed down ( except a fancy dress shop which I don't think you can blame on Tesco ). The only real change I've noticed is that the local Co-op has dropped many of it's prices - probably because they now have local competition. Fight_Back
  • Score: 7

11:20am Thu 26 Jun 14

rolivan says...

her professional wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices.
THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up.
Better still use soya milk (the one from the chiller cabinet, not the long life which is horrible), and stop being part of the cruelty involved in the dairy industry. It would be better if there were no dairy farmers.
So instead of having Dairy products you would prefer the continual deforestation of vast amounts of South America for soya bean production.
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices. THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up.[/p][/quote]Better still use soya milk (the one from the chiller cabinet, not the long life which is horrible), and stop being part of the cruelty involved in the dairy industry. It would be better if there were no dairy farmers.[/p][/quote]So instead of having Dairy products you would prefer the continual deforestation of vast amounts of South America for soya bean production. rolivan
  • Score: 15

12:10pm Thu 26 Jun 14

TheDrive says...

It doesn't say whether Tesco also got a licence for selling their customers horsemeat while pretending it was something else.
It doesn't say whether Tesco also got a licence for selling their customers horsemeat while pretending it was something else. TheDrive
  • Score: 7

1:01pm Thu 26 Jun 14

fredaj says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices.
THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up.
But food isn't cheap in these place!
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Marvellous. Another alcohol outlet in Lewes Road. Just what we needed. When is this lily livered Licensing committee going to stand up to the big supermarkets and sort out the saturation of areas with too many shops selling cheap booze. Oh, and look, we will soon see more of the small independent food/ drink/household shops going to the wall because they can't compete with the Tescos cheap prices. THIS HAS TO STOP. Or are all of you out there happy to be fed the same rubbish by supermarkets? Yes, the same supermarkets that underpay suppliers including farmers for their produce. Why do you think that food is so cheap in these places? Because they drive prices down at their suppliers who then go bust. Twenty years ago we had 75,000 milk producers and dairymen in this country. Now we only gave 10,000. If you're happy with that then fine, carry on using shops like Tescos. Just don't blame the farmers when suddenly the cheap battery farmed milk from France dries up.[/p][/quote]But food isn't cheap in these place! fredaj
  • Score: 2

1:47pm Thu 26 Jun 14

BNJuan says...

Anti-supermarket rhetoric is normally pretty illogical. We are not going to return to a high street full of independent traders and farmers riding horse and carts to a local market each morning. We are living in a national / global market economy with economies of scale. These are facts that you can either exert energy whingeing about, or accept.

There is very little evidence to suggest that more outlets selling alcohol leads to increased drinking amongst the general population. Street drinking is a separate issue and I would fully support pro-active support work / police action to resolve / address this issue.

Supermarkets, in comparison to bog standard convenience stores, bring lower prices and higher quality and selection of goods. That is why people CHOOSE to shop in them.

If an independent trader wants to succeed they are not going to beat the supermarkets at their own game. They need to price competitively, offer better service, longer opening hours, or more specialised products and services which are not available in a supermarket.

Personally I think we should welcome all new supermarkets as they in general improve the local amenity offering of the high street. Independent shops need to up their game to be successful in today's environment.

Why not seek positive improvements and embrace change rather than a negative knee-jerk reaction to every change?
Anti-supermarket rhetoric is normally pretty illogical. We are not going to return to a high street full of independent traders and farmers riding horse and carts to a local market each morning. We are living in a national / global market economy with economies of scale. These are facts that you can either exert energy whingeing about, or accept. There is very little evidence to suggest that more outlets selling alcohol leads to increased drinking amongst the general population. Street drinking is a separate issue and I would fully support pro-active support work / police action to resolve / address this issue. Supermarkets, in comparison to bog standard convenience stores, bring lower prices and higher quality and selection of goods. That is why people CHOOSE to shop in them. If an independent trader wants to succeed they are not going to beat the supermarkets at their own game. They need to price competitively, offer better service, longer opening hours, or more specialised products and services which are not available in a supermarket. Personally I think we should welcome all new supermarkets as they in general improve the local amenity offering of the high street. Independent shops need to up their game to be successful in today's environment. Why not seek positive improvements and embrace change rather than a negative knee-jerk reaction to every change? BNJuan
  • Score: 2

12:30am Fri 27 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

ha ha more boozed related crimes coming to your street how often do we see police action on TV that has serious issues with alcohol related crime and yet this council allows yet another store to open up with a licker license no wonder this country has a problem with alcohol and alcohol related problems being these days you dote have to go far to get it CHEEP and its seems the NHS and this gov are more concerned with obesity than they are with alcohol related crime I wonder how many teaspoons of sugar is in a can of bear or a bottle of wind so much for a healthy living or being able to walk down a street without seeing a shop selling alcohol.
ha ha more boozed related crimes coming to your street how often do we see police action on TV that has serious issues with alcohol related crime and yet this council allows yet another store to open up with a licker license no wonder this country has a problem with alcohol and alcohol related problems being these days you dote have to go far to get it CHEEP and its seems the NHS and this gov are more concerned with obesity than they are with alcohol related crime I wonder how many teaspoons of sugar is in a can of bear or a bottle of wind so much for a healthy living or being able to walk down a street without seeing a shop selling alcohol. wippasnapper
  • Score: 1

1:19am Fri 27 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

I want a licker license, a can of bear and a bottle of wind. I'm putting them on my Christmas list.
I want a licker license, a can of bear and a bottle of wind. I'm putting them on my Christmas list. Roundbill
  • Score: 3

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