PLANS to create a hot food takeaway and eating area, in Plane Street, Blackburn, have been withdrawn after more than 20 objections.

Two petitions were sent to the borough council – one supporting the idea, and one calling for the scheme to be rejected.

Now Blackburn with Darwen Council planning committee has been told the proposal has been withdrawn.

In September, a 94-signature petition supporting the creation of a hot food takeaway, and first floor eating area, was noted by councillors.

A second 23-signature petition was due to be considered by the committee next week.

It objects to the plan on the grounds of parking, litter, fears of rat problems, disruption to local residents, and traffic problems for parents dropping, and collecting, children at the nearby school, and worshippers using the adjacent mosque.