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Food van near Gloucester cemetery gets go-ahead

By citizenmike  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

Gloucester City Council

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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.

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  • meymey  |  February 06 2014, 12:11AM

    why so much fuss! years ago yeh back in the mid 70s there used to be a hotdog van outside the cemetery gates at the cemetery rd /eastern ave junction, if i remember correctly it was there from around 5pm to about midnight, infact these vans used to be dotted allover the city. they were also in Cheltenham one being sited on Montpelier street near the pavilion club (long gone :( now ) in Montpelier gardens.

  • mikehibby  |  February 05 2014, 11:05AM

    Citon - End of arms....

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  • toadhall99  |  February 05 2014, 9:23AM

    There is absolutely no benefit to residents in the area. More rubbish, more noise and more likely more anti socia behaviour. ...

  • citon  |  February 05 2014, 8:48AM

    Where hands?

  • cortezcortez  |  February 04 2014, 9:55PM

    And which tree will the occupant of this van use for the toilet and will they wash there hands afterwards I doubt it .