Concerns have been raised after an application was lodged to sell alcohol at a petrol station on one of Aberdeen’s busiest roads.
Shell has lodged plans to sell booze at its filling station across from the Wellington Hotel on Wellington Road.
If the application is approved, motorists will be able to purchase alcohol while buying fuel. But residents have raised concerns over the application, claiming there are plenty of other places nearby which sell alcohol, including Tesco and Lidl.
It’s not yet known during what hours it would be possible to buy alcohol from the site.
Alan Strachan, chairman of Nigg Community Council, spoke of his hope the application would be thrown out.
He said: “I would be disappointed with the filling station even applying to sell alcohol considering the fact there is no less than five small-scale supermarkets that already sell alcohol in the area.
“I also have another concern with regards to local youngsters getting their hands on alcohol.
“In the past there have been problems with shops in Kincorth and Cove selling booze to people which is then passed on to youngsters. This would add another outlet for them and I wouldn’t like to see that.”
Aberdeen licensing board member Alan Donnelly said: “The policy is that garages will be granted permission to sell alcohol if a community is dependent on that particular garage for provisions.
“The board will decide on this on merit.”
No one from Shell was available for comment.