COUNCILLORS will decide at hearings next week whether refusals for two hot food takeaways in Inverclyde should be overturned.
Inverclyde Council’s Local Review Body is being asked to reconsider decisions made by planning officials.
The appeals concern hot food takeaway applications for former cash and carry premises at 58 to 60 Captain Street, Greenock, and a shop unit at 10 Cromdale Road, Port Glasgow.
Several objections were received to the Captain Street application including a petition with 31 signatures on it. Residents feared there would be extra traffic, litter, noise and disturbance and people loitering.
Planning officials agreed that the noise and activity generated by the takeaway, especially late into the evening, would have an unacceptable impact on the life of residents. They rejected the application.
Inverclyde Council planners also rejected an application to operate a takeaway from 10am to 10pm at 10 Cromdale Road. A previous application for 11am to 11pm was refused last year because of the potential for noise disturbance affecting nearby residents. Officials felt that the change in hours would not make enough of a difference and that the takeaway would still affect residential amenity.
Two petitions were received. One had 235 signatures and was submitted by Slaemuir Tenants and Residents Association opposing the plan. Another, submitted by the applicant, had 348 signatures in favour of the takeaway. Planning officials noted that a number of the same names appeared on both petitions.
The Review Body meets on Wednesday.