Chips are down as takeaway’s bid to extend its opening hours is refused

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A FISH and chip shop has lost its bid to open for longer.

Sunderland City Council has refused a proposal from Mandeep Gill for Mr Chippy, at Ashdown Road, Farringdon, to extend its opening hours from 8pm to 10.30pm.

More than 150 people signed a petition supporting the planning application, as a “valuable service to the community.”

However, it was rejected by council officers. They said it would have led to “increased noise and disturbance from customers visiting the site at unsociable hours of the day.”