Planning Approval at Thornton Square!
Planning approval for Macclesfield takeaways is hard to get. Why? Because they are controversial. Here are some reasons.
- A takeaway often opens only at night. Planning policy aims for a busy high street. All day.
- Macclesfield takeaways like to be next to another takeaway. Customers using Just Eat can browse. The Just Eat website shows all Macclesfield takeaways. At a glance. So customers often use more than one. Then Macclesfield takeaways can feed off one next door. But if Macclesfield takeways cluster other shops are absent. Planning policy aims for a rich mix of shops.
- A takeaway can produce litter. Well managed ones do not. But management is not checked in planning applications. So there is a risk of litter. A management risk. If the management turns out bad. Then Macclesfield looks untidy. And food litter means vermin. Cheshire East Council aims for tidy streets. And the Council must protect public health.
- A takeaway can be noisy and smelly. Even a simple extract system has a big fan. And big fans create noise. This can be contained by the right equipment. Other equipment can filter smells. But the noise containing equipment has to be maintained. Another management risk.
- Parking can be a problem. Because customers often use cars. So in Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, there is a takeaway every other door. Or so it seems. Cheshire East Council allows Macclesfield takeaways to cluster here. Because then Mill Street’s shops can be a richer mix. But parking is often casual. Meaning half on the payment! A pedestrian hazard.
These drawings show my 3D design capability. They are simple. Whereas some of my 3D drawings are more complex. But they were also the vital ingredient to obtain planning approval. It has been granted for a new takeaway in Thornton Square.
The drawings show precisely where the equipment will be. So fans, filters and sound reduction kit is all clearly illustrated. So they explained the equipment to the Environmental Health Officer. It is state-of-art. This equipment cleans air by filtering it. It also has sound muffling boxes at each fan. And it includes a perfuming system. So the Officer is reassured. And she is the key decision maker.
Therefore by asking an architect to understand and illustate complex equiopment my client obtained planning approval. He is an experienced operator already. So he saw potential in LCP’s empty unit. Next to the Co-Op, near The Weaver pub. And no other takeaway. Ample car-parking. These facts encouraged the Council. But it was finally pursuaded by a key meeting. My client showed all management skill needed. I explained the equipment. A good team!