Garage can open its doors

A PETROL station in Halifax has been granted permission to open its doors 24 hours a day.

Pellon Lane Service Station – which already has a licence to sell alcohol for 24 hours – previously served customers through a hatch between 11pm and 5am. It put forward an application to instead allow customers into its shop to buy products between those times.

Councillors on the licensing committee approved the decision.

The committee had heard objections to the application from two residents who live near the petrol station.

They complained of noise from customers but admitted they had not lodged any formal complaints with police or with the council’s environmental health team.

Gill Sherratt, who was agent on behalf of the station owners Kay Group, said she believed allowing customers inside the shop would help with any noise from cars waiting outside or customers queuing at the kiosk.