Saturday, 15 February 2020

Objection to another takeaway in Woodlands

This week, I made an objection to plans for a takeway to be opened at 188 Woodlands Road. This proposal will have a negative impact on a tenement building in Woodlands Conservation Area. The takeaway will be an eyesore within the streetscape, creating visual intrusion and detract from the architectural qualities of the tenement's appearance.

The takeaway would result in loss of residential amenity. Residents will suffer constantly from disturbance from people using the takeaway. They are entitled to live without noise, nuisance, and littering. There is already littering and noise in Woodlands Rod as a result of existing takeaways and fast food outlets. A consistent flow of people park their cars whilst eating from the existing takeaways and then proceed to open their car door and dump their rubbish on Woodlands Road. 

View of site of proposed takeaway on Woodlands Road 

Currently, there is noise nuisance from cars in the streets with groups playing loud music whilst they eat their food from existing takeaways. The design and layout of the tenement buildings leads to noise reverberating and this results in sleep problems for residents as their bedrooms are located at the front of these properties. 

There is an overprovision of takeaways on Woodlands Road. The 9 businesses include Chillies, West End Fish Bar, El Perro Negro, Pepe's Peri Peri and Nic's NYC Deli. In addition there is a street trader parked on Park Drive directly opposite the proposed Pizza shop. 

View of scaffolding at 188 Woodlands Road.

It is noted that scaffolding has been erected at the front of the tenement and details of the works to be carried out on the building will be investigated. Building works will require a building warrant and planning consent to be able to proceed. 

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