A WEYMOUTH holiday park has withdrawn a planning request for a hot food takeaway on its site.

The application had attracted objections from nearby homes, the town council and Weymouth Civic Society.

Several claimed that with the unit so close to the Weymouth Bay entrance on Preston Road it was likely to attract customers from outside the site – adding to traffic problems in the area.

One neighbour claimed the unit was not needed with two other fish and chip businesses nearby.

Weymouth Town Council’s objection cited noise and smells and late night opening until 11pm likely to disturb homes nearby, as reasons for refusal.

The Civic Society said it feared indiscriminate parking if the unit was allowed to go ahead, also claimed it could be a nuisance for events in Preston Village Hall with the take-away planned for a site directly behind the hall car park.

The Haven Weymouth Bay site had asked Dorset Council for what it described ‘a Cooks Unit’ on an area currently being used for caravan sales, just to the left of the Preston Road site entrance and close to the site’s entertainment complex.

Reports on how the company will deal with noise and smells from the unit were included with the planning request to Dorset Council and featured the technical details to show how both would be reduced to the minimum.

Dorset Council’s environmental health team had warned, in an interim report, that the type of flu being suggested might not be suitable for the site and that there may be an over-reliance on natural vegetation to mask noise.