Objections to Padiham chip shop plan

Cod, chips and peas. Picture: Andrew Roe

Cod, chips and peas. Picture: Andrew Roe

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A plan to open a fish and chip shop in Padiham has been battered by opponents.

Several objections have been made to the planning application to open the take away in Burnley Road, close to the Bridge pub.

The majority of those against the scheme are surrounding businesses who have argued that there are already enough eateries of this type in the town.

They are also arguing that cars stopping at the shop and also delivery vehicles would cause traffic disruption on what is already a busy road.

Speaking at a meeting of Padiham Town Council this week Coun. Andy Tatchell said the objections were not based on planning issues so were unlikely to be considered.

Coun. Alan Ravenscroft said for the past several years the town council had been campaigning for more of Padiham’s empty shops to be filled so it seemed a backward step not to support the plan.

He said: “This an ideal opportunity for an empty shop to be used again.’’

The application has been submitted by Chorley based Entwistle Design Services and will be considered at a future meeting of Burnley’s Development Control Committee.