Plans for a new fish and chip shop in Brockworth
PLANS for a new chip shop are salt in the wound for Brockworth residents.
A planning application has been submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council to change the former hairdressers in Abbotswood Road into a fish and chip takeaway.
But, the proposals have not been met with joy, with those living in the area being of the opinion there are more than enough takeaways in the ward.
Jim Hunt, chairman of Brockworth Parish Council, said: "We already have a fish and chip shop, a Chinese, an Indian, kebabs, pizza and a Subway.
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"Plus the kids go to Eastern Avenue and get a KFC or a McDonalds. The problem is they bring it back and throw their litter all over the ward.
"We don't need another takeaway here, it is as simple as that, I think we have more than enough already."
"I don't know what happened to the hairdressers, perhaps there wasn't enough business here, but I can't see another takeaway doing very well. There are too many others to compete with."
Meanwhile, Brockworth councillor Maureen Rowcliffe-Quarry had other concerns.
She said: "I don't think the residents living opposite will be very happy with this at all.
"There have been similar application to this in the past but they have been rejected because people nearby don't like the idea of the smells, and rightfully so."
The applicants are Peter and Sally Shum who have two other businesses in the county, The Hong Kong House in Quedgeley and Manor Chinese Takeaway in Stroud.
The proposed opening hours are 11.30am to 11pm seven days a week with the buisness closing on bank holidays.
A spokesman for Langleys Chartered Surveyors, who put together part of the planning application, said: "As the takeaway service is not open beyond 11pm, it does not contribute to late-night stress in the surrounding environment.
"It is considered that these hours will be acceptable, given the opening hours for the surrounding commercial use close at similar times."