Cllr. Moore has done some investigations on our behalf this morning regarding the licensing notice that has gone up at the old Co-op site on Church Street.
It would appear that the change of use to a café/office is no longer going ahead but has been sold on or rented on to a company Esha News.
As yet no planning application has been made for change of use to a shop, but it would more than likely be passed as there was a retail unit there before.
The previous planning application had strict opening times attached to the planning application of 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
This licence application is from 6am till 11pm daily, however, this will currently be overridden by the existing planning permission in place. This does not mean they cannot apply for the licence but that they cannot currently operate outside of the times currently in place on the planning permission given for the site.
If you have any queries/concerns regarding the licencing application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.