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11/05/2017

Appeal: Takeaway allowed despite breaching local policy threshold of 33%

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An inspector has granted permission for a retail unit in Wigan to be converted to a hot food takeaway, ruling that increasing the number of takeaways in the area to 37 per cent would not harm the vitality of the area and would be preferable to leaving units vacant.

The unit is located within a parade of shops, including a beauty studio, convenience store and neighbouring pub that serves coffee throughout the day. According to the local Unitary Development Plan (UDP), takeaways are allowed in principle as long as they do not disrupt nearby residents and businesses, and their concentration in the area is not too high.

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