Plan to fight alcohol licence at planned store
By The Bristol Post | Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 05:00
CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to open a new Tesco Express store in Portishead say they are considering appealing against an alcohol licence granted for the store.
North Somerset Council licensing committee approved an application by the supermarket giant earlier this month to sell alcohol at the new store in the former Royal Oak pub at West Hill from 6am to 11pm, seven days a week.
Other stores in the area, including Costcutters, are only allowed to sell alcohol between 8am and 10pm.
The Portishead Tesco Action Group claims the hours are too long and could lead to anti-social behaviour, litter and parking problems. Chairman Paul Dunn said a challenge was being considered.