A controversial planning application on Trent Road, High Crompton, Shaw has been submitted to Oldham Council; the application is for a change of use from a retail premises to a hot food take away.
This application has been refused twice before because it was considered that the nature of the proposed hot food takeaway use is such that it is not compatible with the predominant residential use within the locality. The proposal would introduce a night-time use that is not in keeping with the primarily quiet, residential nature of the area. In addition, due to the lack of adequate parking facilities and the proximity of the site to a bus waiting area, the proposal would cause unacceptable level of congestion on the highway. Furthermore, conflict with the use of the bus waiting area would be detrimental to the safety of the users of the highway.
Councillor Dave Murphy said, “The area does not lend itself to this type of business and it will bring a whole new dynamic to the location, not to mention close proximity to neighbouring residential properties, litter, smells, anti-social behaviour, and increased highway activity”. Cllr Murphy who has previously spoken against hot food takeaways added “this time the applicant has removed the ability to collect and for now it will be delivery only. No matter how you dress this up – at the end of the day a takeaway is still a takeaway. I feel that we have too many takeaways and that the application will be an unwelcome addition to a quiet area.”
Comments can be made to Oldham Council Email: to Planning@oldham.gov.uk and put in subject heading FUL/347087/21 Hot food Takeaway Trent Road, in writing: Oldham Council Planning Department, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT or by Telephone: 0161 770 4105, or Online via Oldham Council’s website.