BACKERS behind plans for a takeaway in a Cheshire village have addressed concerns of objectors.
An application has been submitted for a change of use application to turn the Creation Station cafe in the Old Fire Station, High Street, Malpas, into a hot food outlet.
Peter Miller, of MTP Town Planning, theagentfor applicantChuenSingLee of Shrewsbury allayed fears over parking, cooking smells and noise.
Mr Miller, who is based at Curzon ParkinChester,said: 'Thereisapublic car park across the road. You can't make people use it but they are not allowed to park on double yellow lines outside. That's a police matter.'
He said modern extraction systems led to virtually no smells because of carbon filter systems.
'It became such an issue in the past thatthe manufacturershavegoneover board with the technology,' he explained. Mr Miller said the latest time the takeaway could operate was 11pm
Hesaidhis clientwasinnegotiations over buying the lease on the premises in the event that he gained planning consent. Theideawasto sublettoanas yet unidentified tenant.
Nicky Hulme has run the Creation Station cafe within the old fire station since October 2002 where people can decorate ceramics while enjoying a drink. She says the message is that the business is staying put for the time being.
Planning officer Kate McClean is due tovisitthesite nextweek.Shesaid there have been letters of objection which meant the matter would have to go before the planning board if she recommended approval. In theory, the decision could be made by the June 28 planning board at the earliest.