Snack van plan fails
A Renton man is “gobsmacked”after his bid to run a snack van was refused.
DuncanWrethman’s plan to site a fast food van in theVale of Leven Industrial Estate was knocked back byWest Dunbartonshire Council’s licensing committee.
The former taxi driver told the Lennox Herald he is disgusted by the decision and has lodged an appeal against it.
Duncan wanted to sell hot and cold filled rolls, drinks and snacks on a small piece of land off Levenside Road.
The meeting heard that the roads department plan to put double yellow lines on both sides of the road at the site but otherwise had no objections.
However, councillors said they were worried the van would be a traffic hazard. Four members voted against Duncan’s licence, overpowering two councillors who proposed approval.
Six objectors had opposed the application, claimingThe Shed could have a detrimental effect on a nearby cafe and would be a traffic hazard.
Duncan said:“I was gobsmacked by the decision. I think it’s a disgrace.
“One of the councillors said the council would lose an appeal but they still went ahead and refused it.
“The main issue seemed to be parking but there was no objection from the roads department so I don’t understand.
“I’m only trying to make a living and I’m having to depend on my wife.
“I’ve had a lot of support since it’s been in the Lennox. I’ve had strangers message me on Facebook saying they are in support.
“I am now appealing.”
Angry Duncan Wrethman is appealing against the decision