Residents fight plans for takeaway pizza parlour

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ELDERLY neighbours have objected to plans to open a takeaway pizza restaurant near their block of flats.

Peter Elly has put in an application to Havant Borough Council for a premises licence in Southwood Road, Hayling Island.

Next week the licensing sub committee will consider whether to allow Pepa Pizza to open with an alcohol licence from 11am to 11pm each day.

The plans have been met with anger from residents of nearby Barton Court who fear there will be an increase in anti-social behaviour, litter and parking problems in the area if another takeaway, in addition to an Indian and Chinese, opens in the area.

Southwood Road resident Peter Diment said in a letter to the council: ‘The residents locally have already to deal with the parking, smell and noise nuisance of similar establishments selling takeaway food.’

He said there is already a big problem with illegal parking, sometimes three cars deep on the pavement, and pedestrians have to walk on to the road to get round them.

In a report to the committee, licensing officers confirm complaints have been made about parking in the area.

The hearing will be at 9.30am on Monday in the Alpha Room at the Civic Offices.