Chippy’s emissions and ‘ugly’ upgrade plans behind the ban
Thursday 26th September 2013, 9:10AM BST.
ENVIRONMENT has clarified its reasons for refusing the New Kingfisher Fish and Chip Shop at L’Eree to change its use class and install an external extract system.
The rejection meant it would no longer be able to operate as a takeaway.
In a statement issued just after 5pm yesterday the department said it wished to make clear why it turned down owner Alan Opie’s proposals.
‘The use as currently operated, without satisfactory extract ventilation equipment, gives rise to an unacceptable and detrimental impact on the reasonable enjoyment of neighbouring properties in terms of emissions and noise and the proposals submitted for extract ventilation equipment to remedy these matters would be unacceptable in terms of visual amenity.’
It said that as a result the proposals did not comply with a Rural Area Plan policy that sought to protect neighbouring amenity.
Environmental Health was also consulted on the application and advised that fish and chip shops had a very high odour concentration and grease content from emissions. It said concentrated cooking odour must be dispersed at sufficient height and/or passed through a filtration system. Failure to do so, it said, would likely have a detrimental impact on the local environment and result in complaints of nuisance.