In a deprived and low socio-economic area, the decline of the proposal came at a great relief to residents.
On Monday it was announced that the district licensing committee had declined the application for a liquor licence in Hornby. The application was initiated by two taxi drivers, under the name of JJMS Enterprises Ltd.
The announcement came following the hearing of the proposal last month, which saw many submissions from residents in Hornby opposing the grant.
The local residents believed that the proposed site was in an unsuitable location, with noticeable deprivation and alcohol harm in the area.
Waipuna (Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton) Community Board member Mark Peters presented a petition at the hearing. The petition, with 115 signatures to date, opposes the application of the bottle store.