HUNGRY Crowthorne residents will be able to order chicken chow-mein and crispy beef for a while longer, it appears.

That’s because controversial plans to build new homes where a Chinese takeaway currently stands have been shelved.

Applicants have withdrawn proposals to convert The Beijing Chinese Restaurant on Old Wokingham Road in Crowthorne into two new four-bed dwellings.

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This comes after a string of objections from local council figures.

As the News previously reported, Bracknell Forest councillor Marc Brunel-Walker made clear his opposition to the plan after outlining his worries about the loss of employment and commercial space, parking issues and privacy concerns.

Following this, Angus Ross, Wokingham borough councillor for Wokingham Without, also lodged an objection to the designs.

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He wrote: “This is overdevelopment of this corner site. There are limited and probably substandard amenity garden areas. Parking, although meeting technically Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) standards, does not take account of the safety of access exit onto an already busy corner site with Hatch Ride accessing well over 200 dwellings.”

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The comments did not stop there, however, with Wokingham Without Parish Council offering its thoughts on a potential alternate scheme.

A planning report from the authority read: “Wokingham Without Parish Council notes residents concerns regarding the loss of the business and subsequent employment.

“There is also concern over traffic-related impacts, and WWPC assumes this proposal will be looked at carefully on traffic and car parking grounds and suitable conditions imposed where necessary.

“It is considered that the proposal offers an opportunity for landscape enhancement and we regret the need for so much parking on the frontage, which impacts the street scene. It has also been pointed out that the parking spaces are 20cm too short.

“Perhaps a single dwelling would offer a better solution.”

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One resident did leave a comment in support of the application on WBC, however.

They claimed building the new homes would remove parking problems at the site, eliminate road safety issues, and would stop noise and smell pollution from affecting neighbours.

Despite this, applicants withdrew the application on Thursday, November 12.