Application for a takeaway (refused) – 46 Hoylake Road, Bidston & APP/11/ 00065 – Townfield Close, Claughton – Demolition of an existing petrol filling station and erection of Class A1 retail unit

Following a petition and an objection, the application for a takeaway at 46 Hoylake Road, Bidston which can be viewed on this map here has been turned down.

The reason given for refusal is below:-

" The proposal is within 40 metres of a residential dwelling located within a designated Primarily Residential Area and is considered to present potential for noise and disturbance to the amenities that the occupiers of neighbouring uses can reasonably expect to enjoy. The proposal is thereby contrary to Policy HS15 and SH4 of the adopted Wirral Unitary Development Plan and the associated Supplementary Planning Document 3 - Hot Food Takeaways, Restaurants, Cafes and Drinking Establishments. "

Once again it shows that when residents stand up against unwelcome developments in their local area, Wirral Council will turn down applications. I hope however in the near future that this empty shop (and the one next door to it) will be brought back into use.

The detail of the planning application can be read here.

At tonight’s Planning Committee meeting (starting at 6pm in Committee Room 1/2 at Wallasey Town Hall) another planning application unwanted by local residents is on the agenda, which is application APP/11/00065 for the demolition of existing petrol filling station and erection of a Class A1 retail unit. The report suggest to councillors that they should approve this application, despite the petition from over a thousand households against it. Certainly it will be the most well attended and debated item on tonight’s agenda. Interestingly (and unusually) the application has a qualifying petition for and against the proposal.

134 Boundary Road, Bidston, CH43 7PH