A BUTCHERY in a village near Ledbury could be turned into a convenience store which sells alcohol, if Herefordshire Council agrees to plans.

Ethans Investments Ltd has applied for a premises licence to sell alcohol at The Butchery in Bosbury Road, Cradley, from Herefordshire Council.

In their application it said the premises is currently a butchery, but it intends to convert it into a convenience store.

The company's plans are to sell alcohol between 8am and 10pm Monday to Saturday, and from 8am until 9pm on a Sunday – the same as the proposed opening hours.

Amandeep Gaddu would be the designated premises supervisors, if the licence is granted.

Consultation ends on May 27.

Lyn and Pete Hogdkiss shared the news on Facebook at the end of April that they would have their last day trading on May 1.

"We would like to thank all our loyal customers for there continued support over the last 30 years," they said at the time.

"We have been blessed with such a lovely clientele and it will be a day of mixed emotions."