A new McDonald’s restaurant in Llandudno will get a late licence despite an objection which suggested it could lower the town’s reputation to “the likes of Rhyl”.
It had come before Conwy’s licensing sub-committee in the wake of an objector who suggested granting a late might licence to sell refreshments between 11pm-5am, at the branch on Mostyn Champneys, retail park would promote anti-social behaviour and potential drug and alcohol abuse.
The proposals were put out to a consultation, which ended on April 15 this year and attracted one objection.
He said all-night opening “injures the reputation of Llandudno” and “demotes it to the likes of Rhyl where standards are lower”, despite the restaurant it was replacing 250m away having operated with a 24/7 licence since 2007 without incident.
The original McDonald’s site had been on the retail park since 1994 and would be demolished when the new building becomes operational.
The company claims 44 new jobs will be created because of the movement and expansion at the restaurant and it is due to open on June 9.
The licensing committee sat on Thursday this week to consider the application and objection.
It published its decision on Friday, allowing the application immediately – although it can be appealed within 21 days.
In its ruling the sub-committee said it was “satisfied the consultation process was correctly carried out” by the fast food chain and the move would take the business further away from residential areas than it is now.
It added: “The Sub Committee heard none of the Responsible Authorities had submitted any representations.
“An individual had submitted written representations. Although the individual did not attend and did not want his representations read out in the hearing, the sub committee took careful account of the concerns the individual raised insofar as they engaged the licensing objectives – prevention of crime and disorder and prevention of public nuisance.
“Having regard to all the above, the sub committee decided to grant the application.”