A Droitwich petrol station has put in for a 24-hour licence to sell booze.

An application was submitted to the Regulatory Services by Park Garage Group PLC in October, which recently brought the Esso site on Worcester Road.

It has also applied to extend the opening hours, which are currently 7am-11pm.

If granted, Droitwich Service Station, which is believed to have been earmarked to soon become a Texaco, will be able to sell alcohol 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

This represents the second attempt to extend the garage’s opening hours, albeit under different ownership.

In November 2015, the former firm Euro Garages applied to Wychavon District Council for planning conditions to be altered to allow 24-hour opening, which was rejected by planners after a campaign from local residents against the noise and bright lights overnight.

Despite the refusal, the garage continued to open after 11pm  - earning itself a warning from regulators at the time.

The fresh proposals have once again prompted criticism from locals, with many taking to social media to voice their concerns.

Writing on the Facebook page Spotted Droitwich, Lezley Moran said: “Alcohol shouldn't be sold in any petrol station, drinking and driving never go together.”

Another wrote: “Just what Droitwich needs, 5am special brew slid through a hatch.”

However, there were plenty of local motorists backing the suggested change.

Rodney Brighton said: “It would be great if there’s a 24-hour garage in this town, you can’t get fuel after 11pm as it is.”

With the fresh deadline looming, it remains to be seen whether the latest attempt will be a success.

Anyone who wishes to make written representations to the Licensing Authority can do so at any time up to and including November 30.

Representations can be made via email to enquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk quoting reference 21/04542/PREMLI.