A PLAN to launch a new hot food takeaway service in Tillicoultry has received a dozen objections.

Eros Retail wants to sub-divide part of a retail unit – which houses Greens of Tillicoultry – and turn it into a hot food outlet.

The company also proposes to add a roof-mounted ventilation flue to the Hill Street building.

An application for planning permission was submitted to Clackmannanshire Council last month, but at the time of writing it has received twelve objections from concerned residents.

A common theme running throughout those objections is that Tillicoultry already has too many takeaway outlets.

In her written objection, Mrs Elizabeth Gracie said: "There is no benefit or requirement for another takeaway establishment in Tillicoultry.

"Six takeaways already exist in Tillicoultry and this number does not include any of the bakers, cafes or hot food vendors currently present within the town."

Several others raised the same point in their written objections.

Another bone of contention raised was the lack of parking spaces on the street; in his written objection, Mr John McMillan said: "There is no area for parking on the road in front of the premises.

"This would hinder safe foot traffic as the parking would be on the pavement.

"The pavements on the street are not wide enough to accommodate the foot traffic."

Mr Gordon Ross added: "Typically in Tillicoultry and in Hill Street, motorists commonly ignore the double yellow parking lines.

"This creates a dangerous situation for people turning in and out of Hill Street.

"In addition the experience of Green's [sic] is that people tend not to use the car park at Greens and park on the street therefore creating pressure on on-street parking for residents."

And the potential problem of an increase in anti-social behaviour and littering was also raised.

In her objection, Ms Kirsty Bell said: "Noise pollution is already an issue from antisocial behaviour and ventilation units at 9 Hill Street.

"My three-year-old daughter is regularly woken up at night by these issues. A takeaway will create further noise pollution in a residential area."

She added: "We already have issues with waste management and littering. This is likely to increase further with a partial change of use."

The application is now awaiting the final decision of the local authority.

To view the application, objections and all the other associated planning documents, visit tinyurl.com/y65mlbc3

Eros Retail did not respond to a request for a comment.