A TAKE away in a Conservation Area that installed security shutters without planning permission says it needed to do so because of the “notable increase in crime” in the area.
A retrospective planning application has been submitted to Bradford Council to retain a new frontage, including roller shutters, to UK Fried Chicken at 8 Lansdowne Place, off Morley Street. The work was carried out late last year.
The application says: “The Applicant installed a new shop frontage featuring roller shutters in order to enhance and modernise the façade, as well as enhance the building’s safety following a number of shop break-ins and a notable increase in crime in recent months. The applicant took inspiration from a number of nearby commercial properties.
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“The proposal clearly brings about several benefits to the Applicant’s business whilst reducing the risk of
crime related incidents such as theft. The presence of the well-designed shop front is considered would have a positive impact on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.”
The application includes a number of news stories about robberies and thefts in Bradford.
A decision on the application is expected in November.