Kebab takeaway ordered to cut opening hours

A TAKEAWAY in Sheffield has been ordered to cut its opening hours after the owners were found to be operating in breach of planning permission.

Best Kebab, on Ecclesall Road South, Banner Cross, must scale back its operation and close at 11.30pm Monday to Saturday and 11pm on Sundays, in accordance with planning permissions granted in 1995 and 1998.

Owners Bircan Akay and Ahmet Ozcan had been opening until 12.30pm Monday to Thursday and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

They then applied for an extension allowing them to trade even later, until 1.30am Sunday to Thursday and 3.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

But Sheffield Council's licensing board rejected the application due to concern about late night noise.

Chairman Coun Clive Skelton said: "They must now revert to the hours for which they have planning permission."

Coun Skelton added the owners of the takeaway were proposing to appeal under a law which would allow them to keep their existing hours in spite of the planning permission, as long as they could prove they had been in operation for 10 years.

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