A PROPOSAL to open a grilled chicken takeaway in Alloa has been withdrawn.

As the Advertiser previously reported, Hot Chicks Ltd applied to turn the vacant unit at 25 Drysdale Street into a Pepe's Piri Piri hot food restaurant.

According to planning documents, the company wanted to establish a "family-friendly dining experience providing healthy grilled food, as part of the new healthy style of living, something which is limited in the area and would be very successful".

However, Clackmannanshire Council's online planning system shows Hot Chicks Ltd's plan has was withdrawn as of Monday, November 2.

Just two weeks before the plan was withdrawn, a revised drawing of the proposed takeaway was submitted to the council.

A few days after that, an environmental health officer recommended the plan be refused – unless several conditions were complied with.

In her response, the officer said: "The risk of problems associated with these types of premises requires a very high level of odour control to prevent nuisance.

"In addition to odour nuisance, there is also the potential for noise nuisance caused by the extract system and associated fans.

"The property is attached to and adjacent to residential and commercial properties.

"In addition, the proposed commercial undertaking is located in close proximity of other businesses which have permission for restaurant and takeaway use; this raises concerns regarding the impact of a cumulative effect in relation to statutory nuisance."

The officer then outlined a number of conditions the applicant should comply with, which would mitigate potential noise and odour issues.

However, the takeaway plan was withdrawn a few days after the environmental health officer's response was submitted to the local authority.

The Advertiser attempted to contact Hot Chicks Ltd to ask why the application was withdrawn. However, nobody could be reached for a comment.

To view all the documents associated with the plan, visit tinyurl.com/y3sqx564.