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Appeal: Takeaway refused in Manchester school zone

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An inspector has refused retrospective permission for a takeaway near a Manchester primary school, because it fell foul of a public health policy in the council's supplementary planning document on takeaways.

The application sought approval for a takeaway in Strangeways, inner Manchester. The site is 150 metres from Cheetwood Primary School.Inspector Geoff Underwood referred to Manchester City Council's supplementary planning document (SPD) regarding hot food takeaways adopted in March 2017. The SPD requires that takeaways within 400m of a school must not open between 3pm and 5.30pm on weekdays,........
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