The vacant outlet is due to become a new fast food outlet despite concerns of disturbances and ‘cooking odour’
A former hairdressers in Crewe will become a new takeaway after plans were given the green light. The New Image premises on Edleston Road will be turned into a Moorlands Fast Food outlet after a planning application was granted permission by Cheshire East Council.
The site, which is located next door to the Wadeys Kitchen takeaway, has been out of use since the owner of New Image relocated. The applicant said the proposal would ‘make good use of an existing businesses premises in a sustainable location’.
A statement submitted with the application reads: “The proposed development has been carefully considered to present a long term and sustainable opportunity for the application site and its setting. The layout and accompanying information demonstrates that the proposed development can be accommodated within the site, in accordance with local and national planning policy achieving a high standard of design.
“There would be no adverse consequences for the residential amenities of neighbouring dwellings. The application site is located in a sustainable location with very good public transport links close to the site.”
The application had drawn concerns, with Crewe Town Council formally objecting to the proposal. Concerns included possible odour and noise affecting neighbouring homes as well as increased litter.
But a planning officer’s report stated that potential odour issues had been addressed by the applicant. It also said that residents ‘could not reasonably expect the same level of peace and quiet that may be experienced in suburban or rural areas’.
The officers report read: “It is recognised that the proposed use has potential to cause some disturbance to the locality. However, in this case the site is located on Edleston Road which is a main road linking the Nantwich Road commercial area and Crewe Station with the town centre.
“Edleston Road includes bus services/bus stops and a range of commercial and residential properties. There are takeaways in the adjoining unit and opposite (to the north-west), as well as further north between the junctions of Lawton Street and Myrtle Street, there is also a public house to the north and retail units in the area. As a urban mixed-use area on the edge of the town centre residents could not reasonably expect the same level of peace and quiet that may be experienced in suburban or rural areas.”
The report added: “The concerns regarding the issue of cooking odours are noted. In this case the applicant has provided a Ventilation and Extraction System Statement which sets out the performance objectives of the system, namely that the ventilation and extraction system will ensure that there is no disturbance, nuisance or loss of amenity as a result of fumes, odour or noise.
“This report has been considered by the council’s Environmental Health Officer who has raised no objection to the application in terms of odour. It is noted that the Ventilation and Extraction System Statement states that the final details are yet to be determined and will be undertaken by a specialist consultant/contractor. Conditions will be imposed to ensure that adequate details are provided.”