Plans for new hot food takeaway in Pontefract rejected

Plans to convert a former barbers in Pontefract town centre to a hot food takeaway have been refused.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:45 pm
Plans to convert a former barbers in Pontefract town centre to a hot food takeaway have been refused. Stock image of Pontefract Market Place.

Takeaway company Ponty Fried Chicken had applied for permission to convert the unit, at 19 Market Place, to a hot food takeaway.

According to documents submitted with the application, the takeaway would open from 11am to 11pm seven days a week, and provide four full-time and four part-time jobs.

But rejecting the plans, planning officers said that they did not demonstrate “that the hot food takeaway use would provide an acceptable environment”, cited concerns about noise and other emissions, including dust, smoke and odour.

Officers also noted that "insufficient and inadequate information" had been supplied about how the change of use would impact the Pontefract Market Conservation Area and affected Grade II heritage assets.