A SLOUGH fish and chip shop says a new doner and burger van could be ‘problematic’ for the area.

Applicant Muhammed Afzaal wants a Grill King food van to park up at the Cippenham Lane service road, opposite the Earl of Cornwall pub, and serve burgers and doner kebabs from 1pm to 2am seven days a week.

Within its licensing application, it also wants to vary the licence on national holidays to open from 12pm to 3am.

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However, Thames Valley Police, Slough Borough Council’s resilience and enforcement team, residents, and a local business objected to the plans, triggering a licensing sub-committee where councillors will have the final say.

One of the objectors includes JK Fish and Chips, which has been operating in the area for nearly 15 years, and stated a doner and burger van could be ‘problematic’ for the area.

They say a new competitor would be ‘catastrophic’ for them as there are already multiple takeaways within a mile’s radius with new outlets, such as Costa Coffee, which are taking some of their lunch trade away, the chippy stated.

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Fourteen residents signed a petition and feared the loud noises from people hanging out in the street, the ‘unpleasant’ smell of fast food, litter, and its close proximity to a school.

Thames Valley Police and the council’s resilience and enforcement team were also concerned that the food van would impact the lives of locals as it is near a residential area.

Councillors will decide on the application on Thursday, June 23.