Raumati off-licence application goes to hearing
An application to turn a Raumati Beach grocery and cellar shop into a bottle store will be considered by a formal hearing convened by the Kāpiti Coast District Licensing Committee, at which objectors will have a full opportunity to voice their concerns.
The off-licence application from Red Roar Ltd to convert Rosetta Grocery and Cellars into a liquor centre, with opening hours of 9am-10pm, has been formally received by the District Licensing Committee secretary but has not yet been considered by the committee.
The licensing process requires that any such application must go before a public hearing if objections are received.
The deadline for objections closes on Thursday 31 July. Some objections have already been lodged, so a hearing will be convened.
District Licensing Committee Chair Cr Diane Ammundsen said the application had been formally notified to allow potential objectors time to indicate their wish to make submissions or give evidence.
“Once the period for objections has closed, an inspector will examine the application and the Medical Officer of Health along with the Police will be consulted,” Councillor Ammundsen says.
“After these reports have been received by the committee, a date will be set for a hearing at which those who have lodged objections will have a full opportunity to state their case.”
All interested parties will be notified of the hearing date and time.