RESIDENTS have raised concerns at the prospect of a pizza takeaway in a suburban shopping centre.Š
The application has been made by Domino Pizza at a vacant shop at 17 Chester Street in Saltney.Š
Cheshire West and Chester councillors are to consider the issue at the request of Overleigh Cllr Arthur Harada (Con).Š
Cllr Harada has told planning officers people are worried about noise at the rear of the premises and interference to users of other businesses in the parade.
The shop is in the Saltney shopping centre, according to a report.Š
There is a well established residential neighbourhood behind.
Nearby premises are mostly shops although they also include financial and professional services, restaurants and cafes and other hot food takeaways.Š
Councillors will hear there are three food and drink outlets nearby, two on the opposite side of the road and a hot food takeaway at 9 Chester Street.Š
In 2008, the property had approval to be used for physiotherapy and remedial Pilates practice.Š
No objections have been raised by environmental health officers or by highway engineers.
The highway authority says, however, it would be concerned about the effect on highway safety caused by delivery scoote rs.
Ten objections have been put in to the council arguing there is already too many food and drink outlets in the area and the takeaway would lead to litter and vermin.Š
It is also claimed there is insufficient parking for staff and customers.Š
Borough planners say that 16 of the 33 premises in the centre are not shops.Š
In the same block, four are vacant although the centre appears to be well used.Š
They suggest the takeaway would not cause any material harm to its vitality or viability and point out the premises already have permission for a non retail use.Š
Domino Pizza is seeking hours of 9am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 11pm on Sundays, councillors will hear.
It is " highly likely" that a significant proportion of the trade would be deliveries, planning officers believe.Š
They argue the use of the rear of the takeaway for deliveries would lead to unacceptable noise and disturbance for local residents.
Deliveries would be at their busiest late at night when occupiers could reasonably expect peace and quiet.Š
This would not be the case if deliveries took place from Chester Street.Š
The application is recommended for approval subject to conditions including no deliveries from the rear of the premises.
It will be considered by a Cheshire West and Chester planning board taking place at Wyvern House in Winsford on Tuesday May 5 at 4pm.