Councillors meet with William Hill staff over bookie plans

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Councillors met with staff from bookmakers William Hill this week to raise concerns about plans for a new betting shop in the town centre.

The bookmakers, who have premises at Queen Street, discussed with local councillors what could be done to restrict the number of bookmakers in town centres.

Coun Shirley Varley (MIB) said: “We had a very useful meeting, they agreed with us that town centres should have a balanced range of shops. Too many bookmakers in a town centre is not good for anyone, we are pleased Williams Hill take their social obligations seriously.”

Leeds City Council’s Planning Committee refused a recent planning application from William Hill in Morley town centre. The refusal was overturned by the Planning Inspectorate following a visit to the town by a Planning Inspector.