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23/02/2017

Appeal: Benefits of Birmingham takeaway plans outweigh council quota

Hot food takeaway

Two proposals for hot food takeaways in Birmingham have been approved, after an inspector found that their positive impacts would outweigh the council's standard policy.

As part of a policy objective to promote diversity of uses in neighbourhood centres, Birmingham City Council policy dictates that takeaways should not exceed 10 per cent of the units in a given centre, and that retail units should be prioritised. But two separate appeals to open takeaways in the city have been approved this week, both in areas that have already exceeded that limit.In the city&........
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