Issued: October 9, 2017
Opening hours change for proposed take-away in former post office "does nothing" to address concerns
A change to proposed opening hours of a planned take-away at the former post office at 38 High Road, North Weald, "does nothing" to address concerns already raised, the parish council has said.
An initial application has been rejected by Epping Forest District Council but a new application has been submitted amending the intended opening times to 11am until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm to 9pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The parish council's original objections included the number of existing food outlets in the village, and concerns over parking, noise, litter and fumes.
Councillor Alan Buckley told last Thursday's parish council planning committee: "This does nothing to help the situation at all."
North Weald Bassett Parish Council observed a minute's silence at its meeting last Thursday in memory of council chairman Cyril Hawkins who died last month.
His funeral was held at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Harlow, on Monday, October 2.