A new hot food takeaway has been approved for Harleston.
The application was submitted by G Durrant and Sons chartered surveyors in Diss to turn the former Frank Spurgeon butchers in Redenhall Road into a takeaway.
Approved by South Norfolk Council’s planning committee on Wednesday, the plans faced objections from Harleston Town Council and residents, with a 213-signature petition.
The council felt it would have an unacceptable impact on the environment, noise, smell and parking, while residents raised concerns about late night noise, loss of trade to existing businesses and the impact of flue on residential properties.
Brian Belton, of Durrants, said the potential client was planning to sell pizzas. He said: “The objections were very useful because it made the potential client think very deeply about what they need to do there to not upset the neighbours.”
The proposed opening hours will be from noon to 10pm every day including Sundays and bank holidays, and the takeaway would create three full-time jobs.
The planning officer said subject to satisfactory amended plans the development would not adversely affect the external appearance of the building or character of the area and would not have a detrimental impact to the amenity of the adjacent residents. She added that the hours would be less than nearby establishments in the same usage and licensed premises.