THERE were mixed fortunes for applicants as Inverclyde councillors made decisions about three takeaway proposals in Greenock and Port Glasgow.
Inverclyde Planning Board voted against a hot food takeaway for the front half of the former Woolworths shop in Princes Street, Port Glasgow although planning officials had recommended approval saying it would be good for the viability of the town centre. The premises would also have been used as a shop.
Councillors opposed to the plan raised concerns over the effect of smells and noise on residents in King Street.
Inverclyde Council’s Local Review Body met to reconsider decisions made by planning officials regarding 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.
Councillors on the Review Body rejected the Cromdale Road appeal but granted the Captain Street takeaway which will close at 10pm each day.
The applicant also runs the licensed grocers and convenience store at Captain Street. Councillor Robert Moran said: “The existing shop is well-run and this will bring some vibrancy to the area.”
Planning officials had originally refused the application believing that the noise and activity generated by the takeaway, especially late into the evening, would have an unacceptable impact on the life of residents.