Probe into late-night opening
WAVERLEY Borough Council is investigating complaints that a takeaway pizza shop in Farnham has been staying open too late.
Papa John’s in East Street opened in March despite objections from Farnham Town Council, which said it would attract young people and noise and have an adverse effect on the nearby residential area as well as issues arising from parking.
Waverley originally refused the application to change the use of the site at Contec House to a hot food takeaway, but the decision was successfully appealed against in January this year.
The government inspector gave his decision on the basis that the premises would not be open for business or receive supplies outside the hours of 8am to 11pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and 9am to 10.30pm on Sundays and public holidays.
The franchisees at the new Papa John’s, who held a party in May to celebrate their successful first few weeks, are Amir and Shabir Bashir.
A spokesman for the council said this week: “Waverley has opened an enforcement case in relation to Papa John's in East Street,” adding that the council had ‘reiterated’ the opening hours conditions.
A spokesman for the takeaway said that an ‘error’ had resulted in a resident complaining about the store’s opening hours, but that it was now operating within the rules.
Papa John’s in Farnham.