Decision due on controversial pizza opening
11:30am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A decision on whether a Milford Haven takeaway will be able to open for longer is expected today (Friday).
Dyfed-Powys Police and Milford Haven Town Council have objected to the application to extend the opening hours of Pizza Time on Gelliswick Road, Hubberston.
Serkan Ustugul has applied to extend the business’s opening times to allow it to open on a Sunday.
However, at last week’s Milford Haven Town Council public works and planning meeting, committee members recommended refusal of the application because of the strong neighbourhood objections.
In a letter, PC Ian Whiteford, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said there was no justification to extend the opening times, adding that the police objected to the proposal ‘on the grounds of it adding to the already prevalent crime and disorder’.
County Councillor Viv Stoddart has also submitted a written request that the application be refused, to enable residents to have some ‘respite’ on Sundays.
Cllr Stoddart also asked that Mr Ustugul be reminded that the current condition stipulated closure at 10.30pm.
A petition by residents citing a ‘long experience of anti-social behaviour by youths’ in the area has also been submitted.
Town Councillor Julie Hawkins, who lives in Croft Avenue, said: “We are not against it being there but we are entitled to some peace”.
A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesman confirmed the application and representations had been delegated to officers and a determination was due tomorrow (Friday).