Midhurst takeaway starts fight to open later

A CHINESE restaurant owner who was refused permission to extend her takeaway service by an hour, to coincide with her restaurant times, has lodged an appeal

Kate To wanted to vary a condition on the operation of the takeaway at her premises at Bepton Road, Midhurst, so it could be open until 11pm.

Planning officers advised Chichester District Council’s north area development control committee to allow the application, because it would make it easier to enforce the hours of the businesses if they both operated until the same time.

But Midhurst district councillors opposed the plan, citing disturbance to people living in the vicinity.