by Cllr Karen Chilvers on January 11, 2013
At Planning on Wednesday there was an application for a Pizza Hut takeaway on the site of the former bakery. It was up for approval but I seconded Warley councillor David Tee’s motion to refuse it.
The reasons were threefold:
- Traffic movements
- Saturation of takeaways on Warley Hill
Parking is an issue in that area – there are around 20 spaces on that stretch of the hill from the pub to Avenue Road and this does not support an additional takeaway/delivery and add that to the extra traffic movements that this would cause is, potentially, a problem.
How many is too many? Four Indians, Two Chinese, Kebab shop, Fish and Chips, pub, hotel, sushi and two cafes…..
THAT is too many. It is also not allowed for two non-retail establishments to be next to each other and that was a basis for refusal.
I have nothing against pizza, in fact it would be an alternative, but we can’t squeeze any more into that area safely.
You can watch the debate, and all the reasons outlined, here.