COUNCILLORS delayed decisions on three planning applications involving changing a shop to a takeaway, changing a car showroom to a shop, and building a house in church grounds.
Instead Inverclyde Planning Board members will visit each of the sites before coming to decisions.
The hot food takeaway is proposed for the front half of the former Woolworths shop in Princes Street, Port Glasgow.
Councillors discussed the plan before agreeing to visit the premises. Councillor Robert Moran said: “The street is awash with carry out premises. It doesn’t make any sense.”
Board chairman David Wilson said: “I use Princes Street. I am sent down there for curry. It’s busy there in the evening. The takeaways are providing a service.”
Officials have recommended approval for the application along with the two others which were deferred – construction of a two-bedroom detached house at Holy Family Church, Port Glasgow, and changing the former car showroom at 21 Eldon Street into a shop (more details in previous story)