300 back petition against Alvaston takeaway
A PETITION against plans for an 18th takeaway in the heart of Alvaston has now been signed by more than 300 people.
David Brown, of Aston Investments, asked the city council for permission to create a hot food takeaway in the former HSBC Bank building in Shardlow Road.
But ward councillors say they are against the plan as they believe the fast-food industry holds a "monopoly" over the area. Councillor Linda Winter launched a petition against the takeaway plan, which she says has been signed by 300 people.
She said: "We've put the petition in shops and in the Blue Peter pub. I've also stood gathering signatures with the help of Alvaston Residents' Association."