A Preston shop is bidding to sell alcohol from 6am and scrap its weekend door staff.
Bosses at the Co-Op store, in Garstang Road, Fulwood, have tabled plans to extend the licence at the shop, allowing booze to be sold from the early morning.
The store already has a licence to sell drink between 7am and 11pm, so the new licence will allow booze to be sold an hour earlier.
And bosses have applied to remove conditions which mean they must have registered door staff in place between Thursday and Sunday from 6pm to 11pm.
Today one community leader praised the shop, saying there had been no trouble there since it opened.
And Coun David Hammond added that meant the shop did not need door staff any more.
The deadline for comments and representations about the plan to be made to the Town Hall is today.
Coun Hammond, who represents the Greyfrairs area of Fulwood on Preston Council, said: “I don’t have a problem with the licence.
“I was instrumental in getting the conditions in where they have to have security.
“It must have worked because we have had no trouble and the police have not had any trouble.
“I’m quite happy to go along with what they are doing because we have to raise that putting security on is a costly business.
“It has done its job. We can’t expect them to keep on paying and paying and paying when they have not given us any trouble.”
Coun Hammond said he had received one letter of concern from a resident.
The application seeks to “vary the hours when licensable activities may take place from Monday-Sunday from 7pm-11pm to 6pm-11pm,and the removal of conditions 8,9 and 10 (relating to door staff).”
A spokesman for the Co-Op said: “We have applied to extend the licensing hours at the store by one hour each day, in line with the store’s opening hours. We have also asked for the council to review the need for a security presence at the store as we do not believe this is necessary.
“As a community retailer, the opinions of local residents are very important to us, and they can rest assured that we will continue to adopt a responsible approach to the sale of alcohol.”