Plans to open a new vape shop and off-licence in Chesham have sparked complaints from local people.

Applicant Karanjeet Singh Khurana wants to sell alcohol from 8am to 11pm seven days a week in the new store at 25a High Street.

The site is not currently operating as a shop and will be re-fitted as a convenience store and off-licence.

The application says the shop will operate the challenge 25 policy, will train all staff in responsible alcohol retailing and have CCTV installed.

It says it will also display a notice asking customers to leave quietly and will have a ‘strict policy in place to tell all staff not to serve alcohol to drunks at all’.

Thames Valley Police and other consultees have not objected to the proposals, however a string of local people have complained about the plans to open ‘another’ convenience store in Chesham.

Wiktoria Turlay said: “It’s way too close to my kids’ school. I would rather not have my kids walk out of school to a shop that sells vapes and alcohol.”

Another objector, Hazel Hopkinson, said there already similar shops in the town, adding: “We are slowly seeing our lovely High Street turn into a very cheap and tacky area.”