Takeaway proposal rejected
PLANS to open a new hot food takeaway in Washington have been refused over noise and parking fears.
In September, a ‘change of use’ application was lodged for 3-4 Heworth Road – a shop space vacant since February.
Applicants aimed to transform the former boiler shop into a takeaway with opening hours of 10am to midnight, Monday to Saturday and noon to 11pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays.
During consultation, council officers called for opening hours to be reduced to 10pm on Sundays and expressed fears that daytime opening hours could impact other businesses and lead to a spike in on-street parking.
Council planners made the final decision to refuse the takeaway plans on Wednesday, November 7.