Papa John’s application to open a pizza place in the suburbs of Derby was recommended to council planners for approval.
Several objections have been raised on the grounds that there are already too many food stalls on Nottingham Road in Chaddesden. Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, 3 Chefs and Scoops Express also act nearby.
The objections also cite an increase in air pollution, parking problems and waste, as well as the impact on other businesses.
A letter of support was received from someone welcoming Papa John’s pizzeria in Chaddesden.
An earlier application in 2013 for the former William Hill bookmaker’s store in the Nottingham Road shopping district was denied by the planning committee but was later allowed on appeal. However, the work never took place.
The latest application concerns a change of use as well as the construction of a one-story flat roof extension and the demolition of an existing lean-to extension.
Papa John’s currently has two takeaway stores in Derby, one on Osmaston Road and one in Park Farm Shopping Center in Allestree.
Derby City Council’s Planning Control Committee will hear the motion in a virtual session on the evening of October 8th.
Members are told that if approval were granted, 15% of the 47 retail stores would be turned over to hot food stalls “which could not be considered detrimental to the center”.
A report from the committee concluded: “I am pleased that approving a hot food snack at this location would have a positive impact on the vitality and viability of the center without detracting from the role of the primary shopping district.”
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If the request is granted, a condition will be imposed that will shorten the hours the company wants. This means that it can only be open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. and on Sundays and on public holidays and public holidays from 8.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The online meeting can be viewed from 6 p.m. on the City Council’s YouTube channel.