Behaviour worry over takeaway hours

Concerns: Petras Pizza in Preston Road, Farington
Concerns: Petras Pizza in Preston Road, Farington
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Fears have been raised over plans to extend the hours of a pizza takeaway in Leyland.

Hadi Nazari has applied to South Ribble Council for changes to Petra’s Pizzas in Preston Road, Farington.

But neighbours and authorities have raised concerns, based on previous problems at the premises over crime, behaviour and licence breaches.

Currently the shop is open from 4pm to midnight Sunday to Thursday, and 4pm to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The proposal is to extend the opening time to 2.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

A report by the council states: “There have been seven representations from other parties who appear to be local residents.

“They have raised issues in respect of noise nuisance and crime and disorder at and around the premises.

“There are comments regarding the premises operating beyond its licensable hours and examples of bad behaviour from patrons including criminal damage, shouting and swearing.

“They make reference to the fact that the nearby Licensed Premises – The Railway, is also pen until 2am and the obvious problems with dispersal of patrons i.e if the application to vary is granted there would be another reason for the patrons to stay longer in the area.”

Environmental Health has also raised concerns over behaviour and breaches of the licence in respect of illegal opening hours.

Mr Nazari was unavailable for comment yesterday.