A new food van will be installed off Eastern Avenue after councillors gave it the stamp of approval.
The van will be parked up on on Cemetery Road, a lay-by off Eastern Avenue, a short distance from the Tesco Express store.
It will only be allowed to operate between 4pm and 11pm from Monday to Sunday and a litter bin must be provided when the van is stationed on site.
Haydar Pacci, the applicant, told councillors at a meeting tonight: “I made my application in February 2013 and I have waited almost a year. I am ready to start trading and I think that it will be valuable for residents.”
Councillor Phil McLellan (LD, Barnwood) said: “It is near to the cemetery and I am not quite sure of the logic of allowing it to open at 3.30pm but not at 10.30am. I wonder what impact it might have people coming to the cemetery.”
Fellow councillor Gerald Dee (C, Tuffley) added: “Coaches visiting the city quite often park here and that could be a problem.
“There is also a tendency for little trailers like this to become full blown cafeterias with outdoor seating.”
He added that he wanted to see restraints on the design of the vehicle so that it doesn’t look like it has come from the ‘fairground’.
But planning officers said that the van would be plain white and that street seating was not part of the application and they would need a variation in planning consent to be allowed to do that.