Concerns over Highbridge supermarket's late night alcohol bid
councillors have this week expressed concerns over proposals by
a Highbridge supermarket to begin selling alcohol until midnight
every day of the week.
Asda store in Springfield Road has submitted a request to Sedgemoor
District Council to amend its premises license from July 27th.
store's application requests "the sale by retail of alcohol
for consumption off the premises from 6am-midnight Monday to Sunday."
application was considered by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council's
Planning Applications Committee on Wednesday evening (July 4th).
councillor Bill Hancock said: "I would not be happy about
alcohol being sold here until midnight. It could well encourage
trouble in the middle of a residential area."
Helen Groves added: "It certainly would be a concern if alcohol
was to be sold so late at night."
Peter Burridge-Clayton, who chaired the meeting, added: "The
application states there is no change to opening hours at the
moment, so this may be a precursor to longer hours in the future."
there are some concerns, there is little we can do from a planning
perspective until the extended hours are to be introduced."
store currently opens until 10pm on weekdays and 4pm on Sundays.