I sit on out PC Planning Sub Committee and there is a planning application to knock down a car wash and replace with yet another Fast Food/Takeaway. We have loads in our small market town and many residents are up in arms about this.
I have been looking at our Unitary Authorities core planning policies and there is no policy that can restrict too many of any one kind if business. I think I can state that I feel it is in breach of the core policy, about air quality in relation to the increased traffic this would bring to what is already an Air Quality Management Area, but this argument is quite weak.
I also have concerns about it potentially being a 24/7 operation as the garage its located in is 24/7, and of course the environmental impact from noise, smell, litter, bad parking and delivery drivers.
Does anyone know of any National Planning Policy that could be quoted, that may convince the Unitary Council to not grant permission?