A planning proposal has been submitted to Rother District Council for change of use for the empty newsagents shop premises at 45 Lea Avenue, Tilling Green into an eat-in and takeaway chicken and pizza restaurant. Opening hours are proposed to be all day and evenings until 11pm. Whilst permitted development approval for change to a café and restaurant was granted in 2021, the presently-included extension to a take-away requires further planning consent.
This has occasioned some strongly mixed reactions from neighbours. One mother I spoke to with a young family welcomed the idea as a place near home where her children could meet safely. Other residents were fearful that a late night takeaway would create rubbish, attract antisocial behaviour and increase traffic.
Full details of the application can be found here.
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