A new Nisa convenience store in Woodley has won its battle to be able to open until 11pm.

Mr Tajmeet Singh has plans to convert the empty Just Tiles shop on Headley Road into a Nisa, a cafe, a hairdresser and a hardware store.

He won permission from Wokingham Borough Council’s licensing department to sell alcohol at the Nisa between 6am and 11pm – only for its planning department to restrict his opening hours to 7am-7pm.

Council planning officers said this would stop neighbours ‘being subject to an overly harmful level of noise'. They included the opening hours as a condition of planning approval to convert the former tile shop.

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But Mr Singh submitted a new application asking them to remove that restriction for the new Nisa only – and planning officers agreed.

In their new assessment, officers said the relationship between the shop and the proposed flat above ‘is generally considered acceptable and is a common relationship in other smaller retail areas in Woodley'.

They noted that there are other convenience stores with later opening hours nearby, such as a Tesco Express at the Loddon Vale Centre.

And they added that the council’s environmental health officer said ‘a small local supermarket should not be a noisy business and any noise can be mitigated by simple management'.