Flintshire councillors make Queensferry takeaway plea
A COUNCILLOR has asked Flintshire’s head of planning to restrict the opening of new takeaways in Queensferry.
Cllr David Wisinger has been inundated with calls from residents angry over the amount of kebab shops and burger bars in ‘Takeaway Town’.
He has previously said the council’s hands are tied, because it cannot turn down an application to open a takeaway when units are sitting empty and no-one else wants them.
But now he agrees ‘enough’s enough’, and has written to Flintshire County Council’s head of planning Andrew Farrow ‘to let the residents know I’m on their side’.
Cllr Wisinger said: “I’ve sent a letter, as county councillor for Queensferry, because the town has been labelled ‘Takeaway Town’ – and I’m being criticised by the residents for this happening.
“I’m asking him can we possibly recommend refusal (for future applications) on the grounds of Queensferry being saturated with takeaways.”
He added: “It’s a big issue. I’ve been taken aback by the amount of residents contacting me.
“We don’t want empty shops, but I think it’s fair to say enough’s enough, we don’t want any more.”