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An application was submitted in August 2013 for the same proposal, but was withdrawn after concerns were raised by some of those consulted, regarding possible anti-social behaviour, littering, noise and odours.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