Wapping supermarket gets alcohol licence

NEIGHBOURS failed to block plans for a supermarket to sell booze. Costcutter in Wapping High Street was given the go-ahead to sell alcohol from 7am-11pm seven days a week, despite the Town Hall receiving more than 30 letters of objections from residents

NEIGHBOURS failed to block plans for a supermarket to sell booze.

Costcutter in Wapping High Street was given the go-ahead to sell alcohol from 7am-11pm seven days a week, despite the Town Hall receiving more than 30 letters of objections from residents living nearby.

Angry neighbours insisted the licence would fuel more drinking on the streets at night and trigger rowdy behaviour in the quiet area.

The application from Sunstar Group LTD was passed by Tower Hamlets council's Licensing Sub Committee on the condition that the alcohol on its shelves would not exceed the strength of 5.7 per cent and would only take up a quarter of the shop's floor space.