Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Not So Fast! Block on Takeaway Plan; APPLICATION FOR JUNK FOOD JOINT GETS CHILLY RESPONSE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Not So Fast! Block on Takeaway Plan; APPLICATION FOR JUNK FOOD JOINT GETS CHILLY RESPONSE

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Byline: Hannah Graham Reporter hannah.graham@trinitymirror.com @HannahGraham21

MORE takeaways for a fast food dominated street have been turned down.

Anger followed last month's request to turn a former mobile phone shop into a fast food joint on Chillingham Road, Heaton, Newcastle.

The street is already home to bozens of different takeaways within less than a mile.

Objectors complained that the road was already full to bursting point, and that another takeaway would add to litter problems and be bad for locals' health.

And on Monday, planners refused permission to use the ground-floor retail space for food production.

In a letter published on the council website, planning officers told the applicant, Arafat Rashid, his application had been refused because it would "adversely affect the balance" of businesses on Chillingham road, and lead to an "over-concentration" of takeaways.

It was also decided the air extraction system which would have been added to the building would have been "detrimental" to neighbours because of the smells created. …

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