PLANS: No need for food outlet

I write with reference to Greggs, Preston Grange, and S Keddy’s letter (News Guardian, December 6).

We, and other residents living directly behind the now ex-planned development, had a vested interest in the proposed opening of the hot food cafeteria/take away/bakery.

We were horrified to learn of night deliveries, staff arriving pre-6.30am and three extractor fans facing onto residents’ properties. We know from experience this generates constant humming for 12 hours, seven days a week.

We are also concerned about odour, increased vermin – a spate recently outlines the problem – and overflowing bins, which all cumulates to affect our quality of life.

It’s not only the obesity we are bothered about, that’s up to the individual, it’s all the other problems that come with more food outlets.

Local councillor Martin Rankin and others have worked tirelessly on our behalf, mindful of previous and ongoing problems we have with this site, and bearing in mind that most residents were here before the Morrison’s complex was built.

Putting everything to one side, just how many more food outlets do we need? It would be wonderful, for instance, to have a post office back.

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