CONTROVERSIAL plans for two takeways in a Sheffield village have been rejected by planning chiefs on the grounds they would effect residents’ quality of life.
Mosborough residents claimed separate proposals for hot food outlets on High Street would cause extra noise, smells, traffic, litter and anti-social behaviour, in their objections.
The plans stirred up more than 100 representations - with many people concerned the businesses would have a ‘detrimental effect’ on the rural village.
The Rev Sue Stewart told the Sheffield Council planning meeting: “Mosborough is still very much a village.
“We’re a very busy village in the daytime and for me it’s very important that at night time the village returns to a sense of peace and calm.”
One of the applications was for a Chinese takeaway which would have opened from 5am to 11pm, Monday to Friday.
The second, just two doors down, would open from 4pm to 1am daily.
Sue Stewart added: “I think it would completely alter the whole feel of the village.
“We already suffer with huge amounts of litter.”
Smells from the takeaways would change the way people used their outside space, claimed Helen Yarnell, a resident and High Street shop owner.
She also said there was a Chinese and chip shop nearby, adding: “The High Street is not a shopping area. It’s a small parade of shops in a residential area.”
She said that to add two takeways would be ‘to the detriment of village character and village way of life.’
Councillors heard there were already parking problems in the area.
They voted unanimously to reject both applications on the grounds of the effect on living conditions and dominance of retail properties.