Earlier this evening I attended Wirral’s Planning Committee meeting to ask the Committee Members to refuse the application for yet another Hot Food Takeaway, this time at the premises known as REMAX estate on Hoylake Road.
As ward councillor I addressed the committee pointing out that we already had a proliferation of hot food takeaways in the Town, and this application was a takeaway too far. I argued forcefully and passionately on behalf of local residents and businesses.
Sadly, despite my reasoned argument, the three Labour Members representing Prenton, Birkenhead and Seacombe, along with the four Liberal Democrat Members, representing Eastham, Pensby and Prenton voting in favour of granting permission, with the Conservatives voting against. In fact Cllr Paul Hayes, Conservative Wallasey, moved an amendment calling for refusal but sadly this fell with Labour and Lib Dems voting against.