Take­away bid turned down


Sunderland Echo - - News - By Chris Bind­ing Lo­cal Democ­racy Re­porter Twit­ter: @sun­der­lan­de­cho

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 which has been 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 12pm to 11pm on Sun­day and Bank Hol­i­days.

Dur­ing con­sul­ta­tion, Sun­der­land City Coun­cil en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cers called for open­ing hours to be re­duced to 10pm on Sun­days.

High­ways of­fi­cers also added that day­time open­ing hours could im­pact other busi­nesses on the street and lead to a spike in on street park­ing.

Coun­cil plan­ners made the fi­nal de­ci­sion to refuse the take­away plans on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7.

A de­ci­sion no­tice reads: “The pro­posed use would have a detri­men­tal ef­fect on the ameni­ties of nearby res­i­dents by rea­son of noise and dis­tur­bance in the vicin­ity of the site, par­tic­u­larly late at night.”

It adds: “The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment would lead to the at­trac­tion of ve­hi­cles to and from the site and with­out ad­e­quate off street park­ing fa­cil­i­ties would lead to the cre­ation of con­di­tions prej­u­di­cial to road safety.”

The ap­pli­cant has 28 days to ap­peal the de­ci­sion if they choose to do so.

The premises in He­worth Road, Washington.

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