Controversy as Rowlands Castle petrol station bosses apply for alcohol licence

By Post in Local People

ALCOHOLIC drinks could soon re-appear on the shelves of a petrol station in Rowlands Castle.

An application for a premises licence has been submitted to East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) by Shell UK Oil Products Ltd.

The firm will be granted permission to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at their Whicher’s Gate station if the application is approved in its current form.

The store was granted a premises licence at the turn of the decade by EHDC only for magistrates to reverse the decision following an appeal by the parish council, as they were concerned about the sale of alcohol so close to St John’s Primary School in the village.

Anyone wishing to comment on the application must write to the Principal Licensing Officer, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX by the end of this week.

Written representations can also be e-mailed to: li censing@easthants.gov.uk

The Whicher’s Gate station has been temporarily closed but will boast a larger store once a revamp has been completed.