RESIDENTS have objected to a takeaway re-opening.
Aras Kisro has applied for permission to re-open Brighouse Spice on Half House Lane, Brighouse , which is currently closed.
It was previously allowed to open until 11pm at the latest, but Mr Kisro hopes Brighouse Spice can re-open from 5pm until 12.30am on Friday and Saturday nights, and from 5pm until 11pm Sunday to Thursdays.
But a ward councillor and residents have opposed the takeaway’s plans and Calderdale councillors will consider the licensing application.
Clr David Kirton, a ward member for Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, “strongly objects” to the late night licence.
“The premises are located in a very populated residential area and would create late night noise disturbing local residents,” he said.
“There are already three licence establishments within walking distance of these premises. If the licence were to be granted it could lead to a litter nuisance in the area.”
He also feared anti-social behaviour around the takeaway, adding: “I see no requirement for a licence at these premises and would strongly recommend that the application is refused.”
Three residents have also objected to the proposals and they claim the takeaway was opening long past its previous licence allowed.
One resident, an H Norcliffe, said she had “great concerns” about the plan.
A letter says: “Since the present occupants have been in business the premises have become more dilapidated, dirty and badly maintained.
“The shop is (was) regularly open and serving food on Friday and Saturday evenings long after the 11pm deadline.”
Another unnamed resident said they thought the takeaway opening so late would be a public nuisance.
The letter says: “How can he (the owner) be trusted to stick to the relevant closing times when he is opening to 12.30am every Friday and Saturday night since taking over the current premises?
“All the previous owners closed at 11pm. It is only when it was taken over and changed its name to Brighouse Spice did it change its opening times with no regard to the relevant licensing laws or the local residents.”
The resident submitted a log of its weekend opening since March, with alleged later opening.
A third resident said waste food and containers had been discarded and noise from the takeaway was a disturbance.
The application will be decided at 10am on Thursday at Halifax Town Hall.