‘We say no’ to 24-hour booze

Pellon Lane Service Station voted one of UK's best.'Pellon Lane, Halifax.'Pictured from left are regular customer Lacey Hope, 27, with shop manager Kath Summerscales.
Pellon Lane Service Station voted one of UK's best.'Pellon Lane, Halifax.'Pictured from left are regular customer Lacey Hope, 27, with shop manager Kath Summerscales.
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AN award-winning petrol station will ask Calderdale Council’s Licensing committee to let them sell alcohol 24 hours a day.

Pellon Lane service station, on Pellon Lane, Halifax, is already open 24 hours, but is applying to be allowed to sell its customers booze between 11pm and 5am through a pay window.

The application will be heard at Licensing committee tomorrow.

The plans have evoked concerns from local residents and businesses who have written to the committee to voice their objections.

They say they are plagued by the cars using the petrol station which keep them awake at night. One says the noise is “intolerable”.

“I am woken every night without fail by people shouting,” an angry resident writes. Another rates the noise disruption at seven out of ten.

They say there is no need for the extension to be granted as there are two nearby 24-hour supermarkets.

Residents of Shroggs View Terrace say their street is becoming a car park for both customers and staff and pedestrians safety is being put at risk. “Please do not allow any more traffic to blight our lives,” one pleads.

The owners, the Kay group, applied to alter their licence in February but that application was refused.

The petrol station, which was expanded in 2009 and now includes a Greggs bakery, won two awards last year for its customer service.

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