Takeaway plans stir up Sheffield village

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plans for two takeaways in a Sheffield village have sparked more than 100 objections.

Separate applications would see a dry cleaner’s on High Street, Mosborough, and a hairdressers two doors away, turned into hot food takeaways.

A Chinese outlet open from 5pm to 11am Monday to Friday is planned for number 44 and number 48 would open from 4pm to 1am daily.

Residents’ objections to Sheffield Council planners list concerns about extra noise, litter, smells, traffic and disturbance.

One, from resident Ian Fields, read: “Mosborough is one of the few areas of Sheffield which retains its village atmosphere and we are of the opinion that to grant these applications would have a detrimental effect on this rural village.”

Councillors David Barker and Isobel Bowler, as well as Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts, support residents.

Coun Bowler said people would congregate outside. She added: “This will create noise and disturb residents late at night.”

And High Street resident Alan Gafney, who has collected a petition, added: “This will destroy forever the existing village character. This densely populated area is not the correct location for late night takeaways.”

Objections were based only on residents ‘perceptions’ and had been addressed, said Geoffrey Garfitt, agent for the Chinese takeaway plan. He said a flue would take smells away and the takeaway was in a shopping area.

He added: “This closes before the pubs, they have cut down hours and done everything that’s been asked.”

Agent Jamal Mahmud, for the other application, had no comment.