Doncaster pizza takeaway's bid to extend opening hours and sell booze could be a 'public nuisance'

A bid to increase the opening hours of a Doncaster takeaway could be a 'public nuisance' to residents nearby, council officers have claimed.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 6:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 3:38 pm

Applicant Erkan Boran wants to extend the opening times of Pizza Range on Warmsworth Road in Balby to 1am and sell alcohol from 11pm.

But a Doncaster Council officer has objected to the application saying the takeaway was granted planning permission in 2015 provided the unit didn't open past 11pm.

Another officer, said extending the hours to 1am would be detrimental to residents trying to sleep.

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Councillors on the sub-licensing committee will decide whether or not to grant the application at a meeting on Thursday, August 2.

Planning officer Sara Dodds said a change of use application was granted on three conditions, one being the shop didn't open past 11pm.

"No application has been received to vary the condition or the opening hours, so I do wish to raise an objection on the grounds if amenity of nearby residential properties due to the longer opening hours," she said.

"Allowing opening hours to extend to 1am could potentially create a public nuisance and it is on this ground that I wish to object."

Alan McMurdo, an officer working within environmental health, said he was objecting of the grounds the application would cause 'public nuisance'.

"Preparation of food until 1am along with the running of the extract system is likely to lead to noise complaints and a reduction of the environmental quality," he said.

"The wider area is residential in character and does not have an established night time economy. Between the hours of 11pm and 7am, it is considered a more noise sensitive period than other times of the day, as it is likely people will be trying to sleep."