PLANS for a new takeaway at a Tiptree off licence have been put to a stop after concerns for road safety.

Colchester Council discussed plans to alter the Tiptree Offie in Maldon Road, Tiptree.

The plans looked to introduce a new front entrance and a hot food takeaway to the right of the existing off licence.

The residential space would have then been reduced to just the first floor, making it a two-bedroom flat.

The application received 13 public objection comments as well as an objection from Tiptree Parish Council, who were concerned about the impact of a hot food takeaway on the traffic in Maldon Road.

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A spokesman for the parish council said: “Traffic flow at this location is currently hindered due to parking for the current shop, an additional food takeaway at this location could cause further issues with the flow of traffic, especially near to the junctions with Kelvedon, Maldon and Church Roads.

“We also believe that the addition of a takeaway at this site constitutes overdevelopment.”

The concerns for traffic and parking at the site were also expressed by the public, with one describing the area as “hazardous” and another saying the shop “poses threats to vehicle damage and personal injuries”.

Ultimately, Colchester Council agreed with the public concerns as they discussed the impact of further development on the environment.

A spokesman for Colchester Council said: “The proposal would provide an impractical and unusable parking provision and would result in increased traffic movements to and around the site.

“As such, the proposal would result in overspill of vehicles parking in the surrounding area, resulting in an unacceptable impact upon highway safety.

“This would negatively impact the amenity of the nearby residents and harm the character of the area and wider street scene.

“In addition, parking provision for the existing flat on site would be compromised and essentially unusable.

“Through the significant intensification of the site, the proposal would result in an unacceptable impact to nearby neighbour amenities and living conditions through negative impacts such as noise, odour, vibration and disturbance.”