Plans to extend Co-op opening hours in Spixworth are refused by Broadland District Council

The Co-op store in Spixworth. Photo: Google Street View.

The Co-op store in Spixworth. Photo: Google Street View. - Credit: Archant

Proposals to extend the opening hours of a supermarket in Spixworth have been refused.

The village Co-op on Crostick Lane, north of Norwich, had applied for permission to open from 7am to 11pm seven-days-a-week. It currently opens from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 4pm on Sundays.

But following the application by the East of England Co-operative Society, which would have also seen the sales floor area of the shop reduce in size, people living nearby expressed concern.

They feared it could lead to more anti-social behaviour, result in additional noise and impact other local amenities.

And it appears as though Broadland District Council's planning committee agreed. On July 12, the committee refused the application, stating it would be 'detrimental to neighbouring amenity.'

The proposals had been recommended for approval by planning officers.