Fish and chip shop SLOUGH says a new doner and burger van could be ‘problematic’ for the area.
Claimant Muhammed Afzaal wants a Grill King food van to park on the Cippenham Lane service road opposite the Earl of Cornwall pub and serve burgers and doner skewers from 1pm to 2am, seven days on seven.
In his license application, he also wants to vary the license on public holidays to open from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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However, Thames Valley Police, Slough Borough Council’s Resilience and Enforcement Team, residents and a local business have opposed the plans, triggering a licensing sub-committee where councilors will have the final say.
One naysayer includes JK Fish and Chips, which has operated in the area for almost 15 years, and said a doner and burger van could be “problematic” for the area.
They say a new competitor would be ‘catastrophic’ for them as there are already several takeaways within a mile radius with new outlets, such as Costa Coffee, withdrawing some of their lunch business , said the chippy.
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Fourteen residents signed a petition and feared the loud noises of people hanging out in the street, the “unpleasant” smell of fast food, litter and the proximity of a school.
Thames Valley Police and the council’s Resilience and Enforcement Team were also concerned the food van could impact the lives of locals as it is close to a residential area.
Councilors will decide on the candidacy on Thursday, June 23.