PLANS to turn a shop on Great Horton Road into a take away have been refused by Bradford Council.

Planning officers said the plans went against the Council’s policy on takeaways opening near parks and schools - introduced to tackle childhood obesity in the District.

The application, relating to 840 Great Horton Road, a unit next to the Premier Off Licence, was submitted by S Akhtar in August, and has recently been refused.

Planning officers pointed out that the takeaway would be within 400 metres of a school - Brackenhill Primary School, day nursery and park.

Takeaway plan latest to fall foul of healthy eating policy

The Council's planning policies prevent new takeaways from opening in areas outside of district centres (town, city and village centres) that are also within 400m of an area likely to be frequented by young people, such as a play area or school.

Since it was implemented in 2014 dozens of planning applications have been refused for falling foul of the policy.

Officers also said the location of the planned Great Horton Road takeaway, which would be next to residential properties, would be “detrimental to the amenities of neighbours by reason of noise, vehicular activity and general disturbance.”