PLANNING chiefs have given the go-ahead for a pizza takeaway in Lymm village – despite opposition from nearby residents and Lymm Parish Council.
Members of Warrington’s development management committee approved the application by Domino’s Pizza.
The scheme involves a change of use of the existing Lymm Indian restaurant on Pepper Street into a pizza takeaway.
Seven residents opposed the application on the grounds of increased noise, litter, anti-social behaviour and loss of parking spaces currently used by residents.
They also claimed the appearance of the shop would be out of character with the area, which is in a conservation area and is only 25 metres from the historic Grade 1 Listed Lymm Cross.
Some objectors argued that the development should not be encouraged because of the obesity crisis in the UK.
But, Warrington Borough Council planning officers said the change of use was considered acceptable and should not have any adverse impact on the character and appearance of the conservation area or Lymm Cross.
Local Cllr. Graham Gowland commented “It’s good to see what was a vacant unit is going to be brought back into use, providing jobs and an additional offering on the high street. There are concerns over traffic on a fairly narrow street, and the potential for litter issues with the bulky boxes, which I’m sure the takeaway will manage. But there’s also been a lot of people looking forwards to a fresh Pepperoni Passion pizza when it opens.”