Plans to open takeaway shop in Oakley

Basingstoke Gazette: Plans to open takeaway shop in Oakley Plans to open takeaway shop in Oakley

A HOT food takeaway shop could soon be opening in Oakley.

A Mr D Lambert, of Fox Lane, Oakley, has applied to the borough council to change the use of 15 Meon Road into a fast-food takeaway.

An application was submitted in August 2013 for the same proposal, but was withdrawn after concerns were raised by some of those consulted, regarding possible anti-social behaviour, littering, noise and odours.

The applicant stated that he has now addressed these concerns, and intends to install a high-specification extraction system to prevent noise and nasty smells, reduce the opening hours to prevent anti-social behaviour, and install refuse bins outside the front of the shop.

The takeaway would open from 1pm until 9pm, Monday to Saturday, and five people would be employed to help run it.

A survey was sent out to 200 residents to fully assess the demand and food trends in the area. It found that many people were travelling to either Basingstoke or Overton for takeaway food, because there is no facility in Oakley.

The unit for the proposed takeaway has been vacant for a number of months, after a confectionery shop closed down.

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5:11pm Tue 4 Feb 14

local-person says...

It's funny though that the immediate residents who will be heavy affected by this was not asked to take part in the survey. I would also like to know how he is going to prevent any anti-social behavior, surely it will be like bees to a honey pot, a hot food takeaway with tables and chairs for young people to meet and hang out in in an area where there a quite a few older people who want quiet life's.
It's funny though that the immediate residents who will be heavy affected by this was not asked to take part in the survey. I would also like to know how he is going to prevent any anti-social behavior, surely it will be like bees to a honey pot, a hot food takeaway with tables and chairs for young people to meet and hang out in in an area where there a quite a few older people who want quiet life's. local-person

6:56pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Oakleyres says...

This article is rather one-sided, failing to mention 80+ residents in this quiet residential area who are petitioning against it, some of whose very young children will have their bedrooms filled with light and take-away smells!!
The saying "PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL" springs to mind!
This article is rather one-sided, failing to mention 80+ residents in this quiet residential area who are petitioning against it, some of whose very young children will have their bedrooms filled with light and take-away smells!! The saying "PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL" springs to mind! Oakleyres

7:31pm Tue 4 Feb 14

seracohw says...

Shame the applicant hasn't bothered to talk to the residents in the immediate vicinity, even though he claims to have asked "local residents" he failed to talk to any of the residents in the adjoining streets, strange that! Changing the times it opens won't stop anti social behaviour. In reality the applicant is more than likely trying anything he can to increase the value of the unit so he can then sell it with planning permission already in place.
The threat of turning it into a convenience store in his application is also laughable when it argue it will create more traffic and disruption. People walk to a convenience store to pick up odds and sods they have run out of, they certainly don't walk to a takeaway and if they do they're likely to be youngsters who will eat their food in the adjoining streets or parks and simply throw their litter and uneaten leftovers on the floor, so putting in extra bins outside will do nothing to help reduce the litter.
There are planning groups looking at where extra houses might be built in Oakley as part and parcel of the necessity to built extra houses within Basingstoke & Deane, if Oakley is to get another takeaway (yes it does already have one Mr Lambert even though you state it hasn't in your application - makes me wonder how much you and your agent have really done your homework - we don't actually have a vet surgery either even though you seem to think we do) anyway as I was saying, if Oakley should get another takeaway then it should be build within an area of new development to compliment that development in a suitable location, not in a quiet poorly lit cul-de-sac where the increase in traffic alone would be bad enough let alone the anti social behaviour it would create regardless of the hours it is open, not to mention the unsightly extraction system which cannot be masked from view from all those whose properties look out on the rear of the Meon Road parade of shops..
If you really want to do something beneficial for the village, talk to the local residents and I mean the residents who live in the immediate area and ask them what they would like to see the unit turned in to, that way you'd not have a huge battle on your hands every time you submit a new planning application. Because as sure as eggs are eggs, every time you apply to turn it into a hot food takeaway, the residents in the immediate area will take action and petition against it and raise objection letters to register their angst at the prospect of a hot food takeaway opening in an area that is not suitable for one. This is not the first time this has been talked about and attempted and every time planning has been sought, it has been refused, hopefully this application will be refused too and maybe then you will listen and realise you're wasting your time, effort and money.
Shame the applicant hasn't bothered to talk to the residents in the immediate vicinity, even though he claims to have asked "local residents" he failed to talk to any of the residents in the adjoining streets, strange that! Changing the times it opens won't stop anti social behaviour. In reality the applicant is more than likely trying anything he can to increase the value of the unit so he can then sell it with planning permission already in place. The threat of turning it into a convenience store in his application is also laughable when it argue it will create more traffic and disruption. People walk to a convenience store to pick up odds and sods they have run out of, they certainly don't walk to a takeaway and if they do they're likely to be youngsters who will eat their food in the adjoining streets or parks and simply throw their litter and uneaten leftovers on the floor, so putting in extra bins outside will do nothing to help reduce the litter. There are planning groups looking at where extra houses might be built in Oakley as part and parcel of the necessity to built extra houses within Basingstoke & Deane, if Oakley is to get another takeaway (yes it does already have one Mr Lambert even though you state it hasn't in your application - makes me wonder how much you and your agent have really done your homework - we don't actually have a vet surgery either even though you seem to think we do) anyway as I was saying, if Oakley should get another takeaway then it should be build within an area of new development to compliment that development in a suitable location, not in a quiet poorly lit cul-de-sac where the increase in traffic alone would be bad enough let alone the anti social behaviour it would create regardless of the hours it is open, not to mention the unsightly extraction system which cannot be masked from view from all those whose properties look out on the rear of the Meon Road parade of shops.. If you really want to do something beneficial for the village, talk to the local residents and I mean the residents who live in the immediate area and ask them what they would like to see the unit turned in to, that way you'd not have a huge battle on your hands every time you submit a new planning application. Because as sure as eggs are eggs, every time you apply to turn it into a hot food takeaway, the residents in the immediate area will take action and petition against it and raise objection letters to register their angst at the prospect of a hot food takeaway opening in an area that is not suitable for one. This is not the first time this has been talked about and attempted and every time planning has been sought, it has been refused, hopefully this application will be refused too and maybe then you will listen and realise you're wasting your time, effort and money. seracohw

10:44pm Wed 5 Feb 14

deepinsight says...

Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents.

Is the proposed location really suitable?

Will this have an impact upon residential amenity?

Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location?

-and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...
Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents. Is the proposed location really suitable? Will this have an impact upon residential amenity? Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location? -and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks... deepinsight

7:47am Thu 6 Feb 14

Best_Name_Ever says...

deepinsight wrote:
Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents. Is the proposed location really suitable? Will this have an impact upon residential amenity? Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location? -and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...
Why should something be amiss? It just may be a case of people disagreeing with the comments put forward.
[quote][p][bold]deepinsight[/bold] wrote: Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents. Is the proposed location really suitable? Will this have an impact upon residential amenity? Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location? -and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...[/p][/quote]Why should something be amiss? It just may be a case of people disagreeing with the comments put forward. Best_Name_Ever

10:15am Thu 6 Feb 14

seracohw says...

deepinsight wrote:
Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents.

Is the proposed location really suitable?

Will this have an impact upon residential amenity?

Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location?

-and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...
I'll respond to your comments ...
No the location is not really suitable, quiet cul-de-sac, high mix of children and old aged pensioners live in Meon Road, increase in traffic will increase risk of a child being knocked down, similarly it will increase the noise levels in a quiet part of Oakley as Meon Road is not a through road, even Kennet Way is not a high traffic route.
Yes it will impact upon residential amenity for residents in the immediate area, in a negative manner.
Regardless of the specification level of the extract system it will increase noise levels, it will also be unsightly and bring with it a 'commercial/industri
al' visual impact on a 'residential' area so it will not be in keeping with the immediate area, or Oakley residential areas in general.
My view on the negative votes without people bothering to post that they disagree with it is ... well blindingly obvious in my view and probably matches yours ... dare I say it the applicant and or his friends and family clicking on the dislike button, shame it doesn't reflect how many likes or dislikes each post gets.
Anyway, I'm sure people can realise I am against having a hot food takeaway in any of the Meon Road retail units.
Oakley will be getting new properties, something like 150 or so, it makes more sense to incorporate some retail/commercial units within such developments and then Oakley can get another hot food takeaway in another suitable location, like the existing hot food takeaway is, i.e. on a through road with street lights and ample parking in an area where it is suitable to have a hot food takeaway.
[quote][p][bold]deepinsight[/bold] wrote: Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents. Is the proposed location really suitable? Will this have an impact upon residential amenity? Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location? -and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...[/p][/quote]I'll respond to your comments ... No the location is not really suitable, quiet cul-de-sac, high mix of children and old aged pensioners live in Meon Road, increase in traffic will increase risk of a child being knocked down, similarly it will increase the noise levels in a quiet part of Oakley as Meon Road is not a through road, even Kennet Way is not a high traffic route. Yes it will impact upon residential amenity for residents in the immediate area, in a negative manner. Regardless of the specification level of the extract system it will increase noise levels, it will also be unsightly and bring with it a 'commercial/industri al' visual impact on a 'residential' area so it will not be in keeping with the immediate area, or Oakley residential areas in general. My view on the negative votes without people bothering to post that they disagree with it is ... well blindingly obvious in my view and probably matches yours ... dare I say it the applicant and or his friends and family clicking on the dislike button, shame it doesn't reflect how many likes or dislikes each post gets. Anyway, I'm sure people can realise I am against having a hot food takeaway in any of the Meon Road retail units. Oakley will be getting new properties, something like 150 or so, it makes more sense to incorporate some retail/commercial units within such developments and then Oakley can get another hot food takeaway in another suitable location, like the existing hot food takeaway is, i.e. on a through road with street lights and ample parking in an area where it is suitable to have a hot food takeaway. seracohw

2:54pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Emily Roberts says...

If any Oakley residents would like to speak to The Gazette about their concerns regarding this planning application, on the record, please get in touch by calling Emily Roberts, on 01256 337410 or email emily.roberts@basing
stokegazette.co.uk.
If any Oakley residents would like to speak to The Gazette about their concerns regarding this planning application, on the record, please get in touch by calling Emily Roberts, on 01256 337410 or email emily.roberts@basing stokegazette.co.uk. Emily Roberts

5:00pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

deepinsight wrote:
Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents.

Is the proposed location really suitable?

Will this have an impact upon residential amenity?

Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location?

-and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...
I have no connection with the applicant and I suspect most negative votes are from those who, like me, would welcome another takeaway in Oakley.
I also think that some of the commentators are over-egging the pudding. The location is in an ugly building with retail units on the ground floor and flats above. It seems an ideal location for a takeawy. The addition of an extractor fan will hardly affect the appearance - especially for those living in the bungalows behind the tall hedge.
Why should the applicant talk to the local residents? He withdrew earlier plans because of the objections of the locals and the new plans take these objections into account.
Some of the objectors are suggesting other locations - so they are not against a takeaway as long as it is not in their backyard.
Regarding the possibility of vote rigging, I think we have previously explored the difficulty and waste of time of even trying. The planners will not take into account an unregulated, unrepresentative straw poll in The Gazette. Anyway, if there is enough objectors in Oakley they should be able to easily out-vote all of the applicant's friends and family.
[quote][p][bold]deepinsight[/bold] wrote: Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents. Is the proposed location really suitable? Will this have an impact upon residential amenity? Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location? -and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...[/p][/quote]I have no connection with the applicant and I suspect most negative votes are from those who, like me, would welcome another takeaway in Oakley. I also think that some of the commentators are over-egging the pudding. The location is in an ugly building with retail units on the ground floor and flats above. It seems an ideal location for a takeawy. The addition of an extractor fan will hardly affect the appearance - especially for those living in the bungalows behind the tall hedge. Why should the applicant talk to the local residents? He withdrew earlier plans because of the objections of the locals and the new plans take these objections into account. Some of the objectors are suggesting other locations - so they are not against a takeaway as long as it is not in their backyard. Regarding the possibility of vote rigging, I think we have previously explored the difficulty and waste of time of even trying. The planners will not take into account an unregulated, unrepresentative straw poll in The Gazette. Anyway, if there is enough objectors in Oakley they should be able to easily out-vote all of the applicant's friends and family. Sam_Walker123456

6:09pm Thu 6 Feb 14

seracohw says...

deepinsight wrote:
Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents.

Is the proposed location really suitable?

Will this have an impact upon residential amenity?

Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location?

-and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...
No the location is not suitable ...
It will negatively impact on residents in Meon Road and immediately adjacent roads ...
Extract system will increase ambient noise levels ...
Extract system will be unsightly ...
It will not be in keeping with the area and its quiet nature ...
Litter may not be an issue in Meon Road but as less well mannered individuals eat their food as they wander around they will no doubt throw their uneaten remains and packaging on the floor in adjoining roads and parks, this is all too evident from litter in Kennet Way Park which has four litter bins in it ...
All the negative votes without counter argument are likely from people asked to dislike any post that is not in favour of the application ... obviously it wouldn't be the applicant trying to dismiss any comment not in favour of the proposal ... would it?
[quote][p][bold]deepinsight[/bold] wrote: Mmmm, quite a bit of discontent from local residents. Is the proposed location really suitable? Will this have an impact upon residential amenity? Will a high-specification extraction system just result in more noise, unsightly development not in keeping with the character of the local environment and a displacement of the stench to another nearby location? -and why all the negative votes on the comments made with no counter arguments made? Something amiss methinks...[/p][/quote]No the location is not suitable ... It will negatively impact on residents in Meon Road and immediately adjacent roads ... Extract system will increase ambient noise levels ... Extract system will be unsightly ... It will not be in keeping with the area and its quiet nature ... Litter may not be an issue in Meon Road but as less well mannered individuals eat their food as they wander around they will no doubt throw their uneaten remains and packaging on the floor in adjoining roads and parks, this is all too evident from litter in Kennet Way Park which has four litter bins in it ... All the negative votes without counter argument are likely from people asked to dislike any post that is not in favour of the application ... obviously it wouldn't be the applicant trying to dismiss any comment not in favour of the proposal ... would it? seracohw

6:35pm Thu 6 Feb 14

seracohw says...

Breaking news ... the latest news doing the rounds in Oakley is that the Barley Mow is now offering a fish and chip takeaway service ... looks like residents now have the choice of two types of takeaway in a well lit central location on a through road with ample parking ... hardly necessary to have another takeaway now ... massage be 15 Meon Road could be turned into a pet shop ... no need for planning permission if they're not selling animals too ... plenty of Oakley residents with pets to use a local pet shop ... it would be the only person ne in the village too :-)
Breaking news ... the latest news doing the rounds in Oakley is that the Barley Mow is now offering a fish and chip takeaway service ... looks like residents now have the choice of two types of takeaway in a well lit central location on a through road with ample parking ... hardly necessary to have another takeaway now ... massage be 15 Meon Road could be turned into a pet shop ... no need for planning permission if they're not selling animals too ... plenty of Oakley residents with pets to use a local pet shop ... it would be the only person ne in the village too :-) seracohw

3:05am Fri 7 Feb 14

deborah.long14@btinternet.com says...

seracohw wrote:
Shame the applicant hasn't bothered to talk to the residents in the immediate vicinity, even though he claims to have asked "local residents" he failed to talk to any of the residents in the adjoining streets, strange that! Changing the times it opens won't stop anti social behaviour. In reality the applicant is more than likely trying anything he can to increase the value of the unit so he can then sell it with planning permission already in place.
The threat of turning it into a convenience store in his application is also laughable when it argue it will create more traffic and disruption. People walk to a convenience store to pick up odds and sods they have run out of, they certainly don't walk to a takeaway and if they do they're likely to be youngsters who will eat their food in the adjoining streets or parks and simply throw their litter and uneaten leftovers on the floor, so putting in extra bins outside will do nothing to help reduce the litter.
There are planning groups looking at where extra houses might be built in Oakley as part and parcel of the necessity to built extra houses within Basingstoke & Deane, if Oakley is to get another takeaway (yes it does already have one Mr Lambert even though you state it hasn't in your application - makes me wonder how much you and your agent have really done your homework - we don't actually have a vet surgery either even though you seem to think we do) anyway as I was saying, if Oakley should get another takeaway then it should be build within an area of new development to compliment that development in a suitable location, not in a quiet poorly lit cul-de-sac where the increase in traffic alone would be bad enough let alone the anti social behaviour it would create regardless of the hours it is open, not to mention the unsightly extraction system which cannot be masked from view from all those whose properties look out on the rear of the Meon Road parade of shops..
If you really want to do something beneficial for the village, talk to the local residents and I mean the residents who live in the immediate area and ask them what they would like to see the unit turned in to, that way you'd not have a huge battle on your hands every time you submit a new planning application. Because as sure as eggs are eggs, every time you apply to turn it into a hot food takeaway, the residents in the immediate area will take action and petition against it and raise objection letters to register their angst at the prospect of a hot food takeaway opening in an area that is not suitable for one. This is not the first time this has been talked about and attempted and every time planning has been sought, it has been refused, hopefully this application will be refused too and maybe then you will listen and realise you're wasting your time, effort and money.
I would like to know as you state, where the existing 'take away' in Oakley is, I have lived here for 5 years and I have not seen it Would it happen to be the Mobile fish & chip van that comes along on a Wednesday night, parked outside the local school car park?
[quote][p][bold]seracohw[/bold] wrote: Shame the applicant hasn't bothered to talk to the residents in the immediate vicinity, even though he claims to have asked "local residents" he failed to talk to any of the residents in the adjoining streets, strange that! Changing the times it opens won't stop anti social behaviour. In reality the applicant is more than likely trying anything he can to increase the value of the unit so he can then sell it with planning permission already in place. The threat of turning it into a convenience store in his application is also laughable when it argue it will create more traffic and disruption. People walk to a convenience store to pick up odds and sods they have run out of, they certainly don't walk to a takeaway and if they do they're likely to be youngsters who will eat their food in the adjoining streets or parks and simply throw their litter and uneaten leftovers on the floor, so putting in extra bins outside will do nothing to help reduce the litter. There are planning groups looking at where extra houses might be built in Oakley as part and parcel of the necessity to built extra houses within Basingstoke & Deane, if Oakley is to get another takeaway (yes it does already have one Mr Lambert even though you state it hasn't in your application - makes me wonder how much you and your agent have really done your homework - we don't actually have a vet surgery either even though you seem to think we do) anyway as I was saying, if Oakley should get another takeaway then it should be build within an area of new development to compliment that development in a suitable location, not in a quiet poorly lit cul-de-sac where the increase in traffic alone would be bad enough let alone the anti social behaviour it would create regardless of the hours it is open, not to mention the unsightly extraction system which cannot be masked from view from all those whose properties look out on the rear of the Meon Road parade of shops.. If you really want to do something beneficial for the village, talk to the local residents and I mean the residents who live in the immediate area and ask them what they would like to see the unit turned in to, that way you'd not have a huge battle on your hands every time you submit a new planning application. Because as sure as eggs are eggs, every time you apply to turn it into a hot food takeaway, the residents in the immediate area will take action and petition against it and raise objection letters to register their angst at the prospect of a hot food takeaway opening in an area that is not suitable for one. This is not the first time this has been talked about and attempted and every time planning has been sought, it has been refused, hopefully this application will be refused too and maybe then you will listen and realise you're wasting your time, effort and money.[/p][/quote]I would like to know as you state, where the existing 'take away' in Oakley is, I have lived here for 5 years and I have not seen it Would it happen to be the Mobile fish & chip van that comes along on a Wednesday night, parked outside the local school car park? deborah.long14@btinternet.com

7:59am Fri 7 Feb 14

seracohw says...

deborah.long14@btint
ernet.com
wrote:
seracohw wrote:
Shame the applicant hasn't bothered to talk to the residents in the immediate vicinity, even though he claims to have asked "local residents" he failed to talk to any of the residents in the adjoining streets, strange that! Changing the times it opens won't stop anti social behaviour. In reality the applicant is more than likely trying anything he can to increase the value of the unit so he can then sell it with planning permission already in place.
The threat of turning it into a convenience store in his application is also laughable when it argue it will create more traffic and disruption. People walk to a convenience store to pick up odds and sods they have run out of, they certainly don't walk to a takeaway and if they do they're likely to be youngsters who will eat their food in the adjoining streets or parks and simply throw their litter and uneaten leftovers on the floor, so putting in extra bins outside will do nothing to help reduce the litter.
There are planning groups looking at where extra houses might be built in Oakley as part and parcel of the necessity to built extra houses within Basingstoke & Deane, if Oakley is to get another takeaway (yes it does already have one Mr Lambert even though you state it hasn't in your application - makes me wonder how much you and your agent have really done your homework - we don't actually have a vet surgery either even though you seem to think we do) anyway as I was saying, if Oakley should get another takeaway then it should be build within an area of new development to compliment that development in a suitable location, not in a quiet poorly lit cul-de-sac where the increase in traffic alone would be bad enough let alone the anti social behaviour it would create regardless of the hours it is open, not to mention the unsightly extraction system which cannot be masked from view from all those whose properties look out on the rear of the Meon Road parade of shops..
If you really want to do something beneficial for the village, talk to the local residents and I mean the residents who live in the immediate area and ask them what they would like to see the unit turned in to, that way you'd not have a huge battle on your hands every time you submit a new planning application. Because as sure as eggs are eggs, every time you apply to turn it into a hot food takeaway, the residents in the immediate area will take action and petition against it and raise objection letters to register their angst at the prospect of a hot food takeaway opening in an area that is not suitable for one. This is not the first time this has been talked about and attempted and every time planning has been sought, it has been refused, hopefully this application will be refused too and maybe then you will listen and realise you're wasting your time, effort and money.
I would like to know as you state, where the existing 'take away' in Oakley is, I have lived here for 5 years and I have not seen it Would it happen to be the Mobile fish & chip van that comes along on a Wednesday night, parked outside the local school car park?
The Thai Day which is part of the Barley Mow offers a takeaway/collection service, many people have used it, including my wife and I who have lived in Oakley for just two years. Latest news doing the rounds is the Barley Mow are doing fish and chips that you can take away, but that needs to be verified.
The mobile fish and chip van has stoped coming to Oakley, makes you wonder if there was enough call for one, my wife and I used to use him quite often and were more than happy with every meal from him, shame he wasn't used more as he may have kept coming if it was worth his while.
[quote][p][bold]deborah.long14@btint ernet.com[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seracohw[/bold] wrote: Shame the applicant hasn't bothered to talk to the residents in the immediate vicinity, even though he claims to have asked "local residents" he failed to talk to any of the residents in the adjoining streets, strange that! Changing the times it opens won't stop anti social behaviour. In reality the applicant is more than likely trying anything he can to increase the value of the unit so he can then sell it with planning permission already in place. The threat of turning it into a convenience store in his application is also laughable when it argue it will create more traffic and disruption. People walk to a convenience store to pick up odds and sods they have run out of, they certainly don't walk to a takeaway and if they do they're likely to be youngsters who will eat their food in the adjoining streets or parks and simply throw their litter and uneaten leftovers on the floor, so putting in extra bins outside will do nothing to help reduce the litter. There are planning groups looking at where extra houses might be built in Oakley as part and parcel of the necessity to built extra houses within Basingstoke & Deane, if Oakley is to get another takeaway (yes it does already have one Mr Lambert even though you state it hasn't in your application - makes me wonder how much you and your agent have really done your homework - we don't actually have a vet surgery either even though you seem to think we do) anyway as I was saying, if Oakley should get another takeaway then it should be build within an area of new development to compliment that development in a suitable location, not in a quiet poorly lit cul-de-sac where the increase in traffic alone would be bad enough let alone the anti social behaviour it would create regardless of the hours it is open, not to mention the unsightly extraction system which cannot be masked from view from all those whose properties look out on the rear of the Meon Road parade of shops.. If you really want to do something beneficial for the village, talk to the local residents and I mean the residents who live in the immediate area and ask them what they would like to see the unit turned in to, that way you'd not have a huge battle on your hands every time you submit a new planning application. Because as sure as eggs are eggs, every time you apply to turn it into a hot food takeaway, the residents in the immediate area will take action and petition against it and raise objection letters to register their angst at the prospect of a hot food takeaway opening in an area that is not suitable for one. This is not the first time this has been talked about and attempted and every time planning has been sought, it has been refused, hopefully this application will be refused too and maybe then you will listen and realise you're wasting your time, effort and money.[/p][/quote]I would like to know as you state, where the existing 'take away' in Oakley is, I have lived here for 5 years and I have not seen it Would it happen to be the Mobile fish & chip van that comes along on a Wednesday night, parked outside the local school car park?[/p][/quote]The Thai Day which is part of the Barley Mow offers a takeaway/collection service, many people have used it, including my wife and I who have lived in Oakley for just two years. Latest news doing the rounds is the Barley Mow are doing fish and chips that you can take away, but that needs to be verified. The mobile fish and chip van has stoped coming to Oakley, makes you wonder if there was enough call for one, my wife and I used to use him quite often and were more than happy with every meal from him, shame he wasn't used more as he may have kept coming if it was worth his while. seracohw

9:31am Fri 7 Feb 14

Best_Name_Ever says...

seracohw wrote:
Breaking news ... the latest news doing the rounds in Oakley is that the Barley Mow is now offering a fish and chip takeaway service ... looks like residents now have the choice of two types of takeaway in a well lit central location on a through road with ample parking ... hardly necessary to have another takeaway now ... massage be 15 Meon Road could be turned into a pet shop ... no need for planning permission if they're not selling animals too ... plenty of Oakley residents with pets to use a local pet shop ... it would be the only person ne in the village too :-)
Lets hope the Barley Mow have applied for the correct planning permission to provide a take away service.
[quote][p][bold]seracohw[/bold] wrote: Breaking news ... the latest news doing the rounds in Oakley is that the Barley Mow is now offering a fish and chip takeaway service ... looks like residents now have the choice of two types of takeaway in a well lit central location on a through road with ample parking ... hardly necessary to have another takeaway now ... massage be 15 Meon Road could be turned into a pet shop ... no need for planning permission if they're not selling animals too ... plenty of Oakley residents with pets to use a local pet shop ... it would be the only person ne in the village too :-)[/p][/quote]Lets hope the Barley Mow have applied for the correct planning permission to provide a take away service. Best_Name_Ever

1:17pm Mon 10 Feb 14

ChinehamIan says...

Fascinating news !?
Fascinating news !? ChinehamIan

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