Chapel Allerton deli wants 7am-11pm alcohol licence

A north Leeds delicatessen is set to find out next week whether it has permission to serve alcohol.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 5:20 pm
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 5:24 pm

Deliziosa in Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton has asked Leeds City Council for permission to serve alcohol from 7am-11pm every night.

The restaurant states in its application that alcohol would only be served in the premises from noon and that drinking outside would not be permitted after 9pm.

But the plans have still been met with 30 letters of opposition from local residents and councillors, who claim nearby residential areas could be disturbed by antisocial behaviour.

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The deli is on Harrogate Road.

A letter signed by all three ward councillors for Chapel Allerton said: “Whilst the business itself is on Harrogate Road in the middle of the busy and vibrant centre of Chapel Allerton, the rear of the building is on a quiet residential area and is neighbours with residential properties.

“It is the inclusion of a seating area both in and outside a conservatory area that is of concern as we feel that even if the area was immaculately managed, noise will leave the property and disturb the enjoyment of residents of their gardens.

“We are also concerned that Back Allerton Terrace, a quiet residential area, will see an increase in footfall and associated traffic. We trust our comments will be taken into account when considering this application and, should officers be minded to approve, we request that the application is put before the licensing panel for determination.”

Many of the objections submitted by members of the public referred to concerns around an increase in public nuisance.

According to the application, alcohol consumption on the premises would only start at noon, with no outdoor areas used after 9pm. It added that CCTV, an age 25 policy and no glasses taken away from the premises would be allowed.

The application is set to be discussed at a meeting of Leeds City Council’s licensing sub-committee on Tuesday, October 6.