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Issued: June 12, 2017

Parish council opposes post office take-away plans

Plans for a take-away in the former post office premises in High Road, North Weald, are being opposed by North Weald Bassett Parish Council.

Councillors have raised concerns over the 'unsociable' opening hours, and fears the proposed use would see people congregating outside the shop with the take-away also resulting in increased noise.

The council's planning committee has also raised concerns over potential rubbish accumulating outside the shop as litter is already a problem in the area with the council saying the problem is worse on Thursdays, Fridays and weekends, despite the regular visit of a road sweeper.

The council has undertaken a survey of retail premises in the High Road which shows that of the 20 premises some 11 sell food; four are take-aways selling hot food, six sell snacks/sandwiches and drinks which are consumed off the premises, one gives free coffee and one sells fruit and vegetables.

Parish council planning committee chairman Baden Clegg said: "Parking is also of great concern. There are only two designated parking spaces. Is this enough for a take-away?

"There is currently a parking problem in that area with vehicles parking in front of peoples' drives on the High Road not allowing people to exit their homes.

"The village hall has advised that visitors to the shops are using the hall as parking therefore not allowing sufficient parking for hall functions. The hall is used day-time, evenings and weekends.

"While there are some yellow lines along the High Road they are not enforced.

"We also believe that having a take-away in North Weald could mean that there be an increase in car journeys made, which could see customers coming from other locations such as Epping, Coopersale and Ongar."
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