Paddy Power looking to move into Nuneaton town centre – directly next door to an existing Coral bookmakers branch

Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 24 July 2022

PADDY POWER are looking to set up shop inside of the former Bodycare store on Abbey Street in Nuneaton town centre – next door to an existing branch of Coral.

The proposed new Paddy Power site (Image: Mason Moore) / Inset (Image: Mason Moore)

The planned new bookies is next door to an existing branch of Coral, who have had a presence in the town centre for many years already.

The gambling giant’s parent company, Power Leisure Bookmakers, have applied for a betting premises licence under section 159 of the Gambling Act 2005, in order to transform the former beauty shop into a bookies.

The application for the premises licence has only recently been sought out and lodged directly with Licensing at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC).

No details on proposed trading hours, or how many jobs would be created if approved, have yet been revealed.

Details on the licence reveal that the bookies have seemingly secured the premises already, as the form directly names ‘Paddy Power’ as the shop unit in question.

Representations of objection opposing the proposed bookmakers are able to made for a total of four weeks until Monday, 22 August.

These can be made in writing to the local authority by those who live ‘sufficiently’ close to the premises who are likely to be affected, a person who has business interests which may be affected, and anybody who represents someone in either of these categories.

It has been noted that it is an offence under section 342 of the Gambling Act 2005 if a person, without reasonable excuse, gives to a licensing authority for a purpose connected with that Act information which is false or misleading.

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