The 'Pound Plus' Convenience Store at 451 Gloucester Road has had its licence application refused, on CIA grounds.
It is not often that the Gloucester Road 'Cumulative Impact Area' is invoked by the Council in order to reject an application for selling alcohol.This recent ruling gives hope that increasing weight will be given to this Council policy in future. CIA criteria, even when invoked, have not previously appeared to be the deciding factor in licensing decisions.
There is another application by Simply Thai, for an alcohol licence, that is being considered by the Council on 13th Sept. The Bishopston Society has not objected to this, but we have put in a request for a condition to be imposed - the alcohol should only be served to diners.
For further information on the Gloucester Road CIA, see the following article (on this website):