Fancy a late night Domino's pizza? Falmouth Council is not so keen

Fancy a late night Domino's pizza? Falmouth Council is not so keen

Fancy a late night Domino's pizza? Falmouth Council is not so keen

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Domino’s Pizza’s plans to extend its opening hours in Falmouth to meet demand are being opposed by town councillors who fear the business would become a magnet for drunk people leaving pubs.

The company, which operates a take-away and delivery service from premises on The Moor, is seeking to vary a condition of its planning consent to allow it to extend its trading hours from 11pm until 1am, seven days a week.

The application was debated by Falmouth’s planning committee when members were addressed by Richard Unwin, speaking on behalf of Domino’s, who said: “My clients tell me there is tremendous demand for this service from people who work late or arrive late in Falmouth for their holidays.

“It is felt they are losing business, but more importantly that the service can continue without causing any nuisance. There have been no calls to these premises by the authorities since it opened.”

Responding to a comment by Councillor Alan Jewell that the requested opening times could attract people “who have had a few,” Mr Unwin said: “There will be customers leaving the pubs, but in reality they don’t want to wait for 15 minutes for a pizza to be cooked for them when they can get fish and chips or a kebab which can be consumed more quickly.”

The committee voted four to one to recommend Cornwall Council refuses the application.

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5:42pm Wed 7 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

So one can drink late at night in a nightclub, but one can't eat a Pizza!
So one can drink late at night in a nightclub, but one can't eat a Pizza! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 8

10:10pm Thu 8 May 14

molesworth says...

I've always wondered why someone doesn't flog pasties after hours. Perfect ballast after a few ales.
I've always wondered why someone doesn't flog pasties after hours. Perfect ballast after a few ales. molesworth
  • Score: 5

12:57am Fri 9 May 14

road_hogg says...

These fears very rarely come to fruition - take the '24 hour licensing' which claimed we'd have drunks coming out of pubs all the time, this hasn't happened on the major scale that was being suggested, it does happen, but very infrequently, just like people coming out from pubs cause disturbances.

The kebab shops can open until 1am so why not a pizza parlour? I'm sure you could get a pizza in a kebab shop, and it has only been since 2005 that the takeways haven't been able to open round the clock.
These fears very rarely come to fruition - take the '24 hour licensing' which claimed we'd have drunks coming out of pubs all the time, this hasn't happened on the major scale that was being suggested, it does happen, but very infrequently, just like people coming out from pubs cause disturbances. The kebab shops can open until 1am so why not a pizza parlour? I'm sure you could get a pizza in a kebab shop, and it has only been since 2005 that the takeways haven't been able to open round the clock. road_hogg
  • Score: 5

3:24pm Fri 9 May 14

trkidron says...

Try living near the Moor, especially at weekends, before posting non-informed comments about nuisance not being caused by pub patrons.
In the case of Domino's it is every night of the week with most of the nuisance caused by their delivery drivers and patrons parking on the kerb, slamming car doors and revving their engines. Maybe not a nuisance for someone walking past, but it is if you live there.
Try living near the Moor, especially at weekends, before posting non-informed comments about nuisance not being caused by pub patrons. In the case of Domino's it is every night of the week with most of the nuisance caused by their delivery drivers and patrons parking on the kerb, slamming car doors and revving their engines. Maybe not a nuisance for someone walking past, but it is if you live there. trkidron
  • Score: -14

8:12pm Fri 9 May 14

molesworth says...

The Moor has been a centre for late night revelry for a couple of hundred years. Should have checked up on that before you moved in...
The Moor has been a centre for late night revelry for a couple of hundred years. Should have checked up on that before you moved in... molesworth
  • Score: 13

3:04pm Fri 16 May 14

trkidron says...

Not true actually but tgen again I'm alright Jack ....
Not true actually but tgen again I'm alright Jack .... trkidron
  • Score: 0

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