Pizza takeaway joins curry house at Worcester pub site

Worcester News: PIZZA: The Farmer's Boy site in Tolladine Road, where Altaf's Balti operates PIZZA: The Farmer's Boy site in Tolladine Road, where Altaf's Balti operates

A NEW pizza takeaway is coming to Worcester - despite concerns over litter in the area.

The Farmer's Boy pub in Tolladine Road has secured a massive boost by winning approval for a pizza outlet on-site.

But the expansion of the business is going to come with strict rules on rubbish, with the city council's planning committee saying they are anxious for the area to be kept clean.

Under the plans part of the ground floor has secured a 'change of use' and 24 new parking spaces are being provided next to the takeaway.

It will trade from midday to 11pm seven days a week, matching the opening hours of the actual pub.

The committee voted it through on the grounds the pub places new litter bins "within the curtilage" of the site.

It is the second Worcester pub in the last year to diversify after The Bush Inn, in St John's, turned part of its building into apartments.

Councillor Pat Agar, speaking during the committee meeting, said: "I'd like to know a bit more about the waste situation.

"I know there's been a problem with rubbish blowing over to one side of the terraced houses by the pub already and if we were to approve this I'd want to make sure this didn't happen."

Alan Coleman, the council's senior planning officer, said the authority was "not responsible for commercial rubbish collections" but added: "Now you mention it, that is something I am prepared to take back to the applicant to see if it can be dealt with."

Councillor Roger Knight said: "With any fast food takeaway you undoubtedly need provision for litter bins - I'd like to know if the pub has offered anything."

Mr Coleman said the committee could agree a strict condition on new bins being on-site in return for planning approval.

Cllr Agar added: "It's a good idea but I'd ask if they can be sat back from the main road because they can look unsightly."

Two objections had been handed in from residents, one of whom said car users visiting the pub have been known to block driveways.

But the plan was backed by the committee upon the condition new bins are positioned within the site.

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2:49pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Perfman says...

More junk food for the great unwashed!
More junk food for the great unwashed! Perfman
  • Score: -4

3:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

iamthebinman says...

Some people who eat pizza also enjoy a daily shower or two.
Some people who eat pizza also enjoy a daily shower or two. iamthebinman
  • Score: 9

7:54am Sun 29 Jun 14

Perfman says...

Perfman wrote:
More junk food for the great unwashed!
No sense of humour in slum ville?
[quote][p][bold]Perfman[/bold] wrote: More junk food for the great unwashed![/p][/quote]No sense of humour in slum ville? Perfman
  • Score: 1

11:34am Mon 30 Jun 14

iamthebinman says...

Sorry, I didn't see any humour in your abusive comment. I have never been to this place but I have heard they have transformed a failing pub into a successful business that is now expanding into the pizza market. Well done for all their hard work.
Sorry, I didn't see any humour in your abusive comment. I have never been to this place but I have heard they have transformed a failing pub into a successful business that is now expanding into the pizza market. Well done for all their hard work. iamthebinman
  • Score: 1

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