Takeaway plans face opposition

By Ross Findon

Monday, March 26, 2012

 

LATE NIGHT opening plans for a takeaway face objections from police, a town council and an Isle of Wight Councillor.

The owners of Pasha Kebab Pizza, formerly Turquoise Fast Food, in High Street, Newport, hope to stay open until 4am, but the plans face opposition.

In November 2011 Turquoise had its licence cut to midnight, because of police concerns, and despite plans from the new management to employ security at the takeaway, police said they remained concerned.

An Isle of Wight Council licensing sub-committee is due to consider the latest application next Monday (2).

Sgt Mark Voller said: "In his application Kenan Uzan proposes that door staff shall be employed, but does not specify how many such staff or the days and hours between which they will be present.

"At the review hearing, following a suggestion that door staff could be employed at Turquoise, the licensing committee commented that they did not believe the door staff would be adequately able to deal with the volumes of customers and the potential disorder in the area.

"Police concur with this view."

Isle of Wight ward councillor Dawn Cousins raised concerns including a proliferation of similar ventures in the area and previous problems associated with Turquoise.

The town council claimed it would contravene "virtually the compete range of licensing objectives."

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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