A Sutton restaurant's plans to extend its late-night alcohol licence have been granted after they were first thrown out earlier this year.

Noor Jahan Tandoori Bar can now sell booze up until 1.30am on five days of the week and to 2am on both Friday and Saturday.

It also means the restaurant is open for longer – until 2am on the same five days as well as 2.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

But this is on several conditions – including the use of a “magna lock” on the entry door from 11pm onwards and food must always be available while alcohol is served.

The application was presented to Sutton Council’s licensing sub-committee on October 9, a second attempt following on from the first one in January.

Originally, the restaurant's owners in Brighton Road wanted to extend its licence until 2.30am every day of the week.

A resident at the time expressed support, police did not object to the proposals, and the committee heard Noor Jahan had been open until 1.30am since 2005 with “no complaints”.

But amid objections from other residents and Cllr Richard Clifton they were rejected, forcing new plans to be drawn up.

Now the application has been accepted after a second attempt, subject to various conditions - some of which were added on as part of the latest application.