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Whalley Residents to be Sounded out on ‘Nightlife Blight’

Published Monday, 02 July 2018

Whalley residents are to be sounded out on the impact of licensed premises in the village.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has launched a four-week consultation into whether residents think there are too many licensed premises in the village and if they have been adversely affected by them.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of legal and democratic services, Diane Rice, said: “In response to concerns about the proliferation of premises selling alcohol in Whalley, the council’s licensing committee has requested an investigation into whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant a formal cumulative impact assessment.

“These assessments are undertaken if the number, type or density of premises selling alcohol is high, or serious problems of nuisance and disorder exist, or have started to exist outside or in the vicinity of the premises.

“We are sounding out Whalley residents and businesses, including licensed premises, about the matter, which will inform committee’s decision on whether or not to proceed to a formal assessment.”

The consultation runs from Monday, July 2, until Sunday, July 29, and is open to residents in the new Whalley and Painter Wood ward.

A consultation survey is available at, or by phoning Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

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