Mixed result for appeals.
An appeal against Redcar and Cleveland Council's refusal of planning permission for a hot food takeaway at a shop at 149A High Street, Redcar, was dismissed.
But an appeal against the refusal of consent for a takeaway at shop premises at 296 Birchington Avenue, Eston, was successful. Planning inspector David Cullingford, in rejecting the Redcar appeal, said he appreciated the proposal by itself would be unlikely to noticeably affect the amenities of nearby residents, given its limited size and the plethora of similar uses in the vicinity.
"But I do not accept it would necessarily be better to have another such use here rather than a currently empty unit," he said.
Elaine Worthington, the planning inspector in the Eston appeal, said she considered the proposal would result in no significant increase in any adverse effects on the living conditions of neighbouring residents.