Blackburn shop owner has extended opening hours plan rejected

This Is Lancashire: Riaz Hinglotwala’s pharmacy in Shear Brow Riaz Hinglotwala’s pharmacy in Shear Brow

A PHARMACIST has failed in his second bid to extend his shop’s opening hours and now faces visits from council officials to ensure he plays by the rules.

Councillors in Blackburn rejected a plea from Riaz Hinglotwala to allow him to open his Shear Brow shop for 100 hours a week, including late nights and Sundays, because of the noise and disturbance it would cause neighbours.

They were told he had been opening for the longer hours without permission for the past year.

Councillors were promised borough enforcement officers would visit Riaz Pharmacy on Randal Street to ensure the shop closed at 8pm on Mondays to Saturdays and did not open on the Sabbath.

Mr Hinglotwala had wanted permission to open until 11pm on weekdays and from 11am to 9pm on Sundays.

Tory spokesman Alan Cottam led the calls for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s planning committee to overturn the officers’ recommendation to approve the extra hours.

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A similar request from Mr Hinglotwala in June was turned down because approval would ‘fail to protect the amenity of the neighbouring residents’.

Coun Cottam said: “This is not just about the noise and disturbance to neighbours. It is about him persistently breaking the conditions on his opening hours.”

Farooq Rafig, on behalf of Mr Hinglotwala, said the pharmacy caused no disturbance and the only objections came from other chemist shops.

Ilyas Thagia, on behalf of Shifa Healthcare of Preston Old Road and Whalley Range, said: “This should not be allowed. Riaz Pharmacy has not been observing the rules.”

Planning department development manager Gavin Prescott told committee chairman Dave Smith his enforcement officers would now visit Mr Hinglotwala to ensure he observed the permitted open hours.

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12:04pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Openminded? says...

Well I hope they do check him and enforce any infringement.
Well I hope they do check him and enforce any infringement. Openminded?
  • Score: 16

12:20pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Reasons says...

Well it will be a first, for how many rules have been broken on using houses as schools without permission ...... When reported nothing happens
Well it will be a first, for how many rules have been broken on using houses as schools without permission ...... When reported nothing happens Reasons
  • Score: 24

2:55pm Tue 22 Apr 14

ghanto says...

firstly its councils fault for allowing 2 chemist next door to each other
now Riaz Chemist does need extended hours to cope
firstly its councils fault for allowing 2 chemist next door to each other now Riaz Chemist does need extended hours to cope ghanto
  • Score: -16

4:24pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Ousider1 says...

Dear Ganto, what about the clothes shops next to each other, lets not stop their, car dealers?, food outlets? etc. etc. its call compertition.
Dear Ganto, what about the clothes shops next to each other, lets not stop their, car dealers?, food outlets? etc. etc. its call compertition. Ousider1
  • Score: 14

4:34pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Ousider1 says...

Blackburn councillors have rejected this extended hours planning, recomended by their own qualified officers, on the grounds of noise and disturbance from a CHEMIST. Is someone having a laugh, I bet the other chemists are. Also were the councillors afraid of the threat made in the meeting by Shifa heathcare of litigation if the recomendations were passed?.
Blackburn councillors have rejected this extended hours planning, recomended by their own qualified officers, on the grounds of noise and disturbance from a CHEMIST. Is someone having a laugh, I bet the other chemists are. Also were the councillors afraid of the threat made in the meeting by Shifa heathcare of litigation if the recomendations were passed?. Ousider1
  • Score: 9

5:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

Its a joke, how many more chemist's do we need. Close it down.
Its a joke, how many more chemist's do we need. Close it down. ikap22
  • Score: -9

5:22pm Tue 22 Apr 14

ghanto says...

Ousider1 wrote:
Dear Ganto, what about the clothes shops next to each other, lets not stop their, car dealers?, food outlets? etc. etc. its call compertition.
Get one thing in mind man from outsider
Clothes are "choices" and so as "food" but chemist is dispensing same medication.
[quote][p][bold]Ousider1[/bold] wrote: Dear Ganto, what about the clothes shops next to each other, lets not stop their, car dealers?, food outlets? etc. etc. its call compertition.[/p][/quote]Get one thing in mind man from outsider Clothes are "choices" and so as "food" but chemist is dispensing same medication. ghanto
  • Score: -5

6:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

B52bomber says...

Yes you are right REASON, the amount of private homes used as private madreessa"s or islamic schools in the queens park area is around 35 yes 35, health & safety fears when you have 20 to 30 minors crammed in one room, no wash rooms or wc & the benefit fraud commited. Why nothing done by the authoroties?????
Yes you are right REASON, the amount of private homes used as private madreessa"s or islamic schools in the queens park area is around 35 yes 35, health & safety fears when you have 20 to 30 minors crammed in one room, no wash rooms or wc & the benefit fraud commited. Why nothing done by the authoroties????? B52bomber
  • Score: -1

7:24pm Tue 22 Apr 14

M.DANNY says...

Chemist causes noise and disturbances ? what about takeaways restaurants and 24 hour stores like Asda and Tesco, do they not cause any noise and disturbances ?
If someone is ill wanting a lifesaving medicine a late night chemist would help ?
Chemist causes noise and disturbances ? what about takeaways restaurants and 24 hour stores like Asda and Tesco, do they not cause any noise and disturbances ? If someone is ill wanting a lifesaving medicine a late night chemist would help ? M.DANNY
  • Score: 10

7:36pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Openminded? says...

B52bomber wrote:
Yes you are right REASON, the amount of private homes used as private madreessa"s or islamic schools in the queens park area is around 35 yes 35, health & safety fears when you have 20 to 30 minors crammed in one room, no wash rooms or wc & the benefit fraud commited. Why nothing done by the authoroties?????
I find it fascinating how this has gone from a chemist wanting to open later, to Islamic schools!

Lets be honest, if this was not a chemist with a asian name on it (Riaz, come on, cannot be any more obvious), and lets say it was a chemist owned by a non asian individual, would the link to Islamic schools be made??

I think not......
[quote][p][bold]B52bomber[/bold] wrote: Yes you are right REASON, the amount of private homes used as private madreessa"s or islamic schools in the queens park area is around 35 yes 35, health & safety fears when you have 20 to 30 minors crammed in one room, no wash rooms or wc & the benefit fraud commited. Why nothing done by the authoroties?????[/p][/quote]I find it fascinating how this has gone from a chemist wanting to open later, to Islamic schools! Lets be honest, if this was not a chemist with a asian name on it (Riaz, come on, cannot be any more obvious), and lets say it was a chemist owned by a non asian individual, would the link to Islamic schools be made?? I think not...... Openminded?
  • Score: 9

8:47pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Reasons says...

Openminded? wrote:
B52bomber wrote:
Yes you are right REASON, the amount of private homes used as private madreessa"s or islamic schools in the queens park area is around 35 yes 35, health & safety fears when you have 20 to 30 minors crammed in one room, no wash rooms or wc & the benefit fraud commited. Why nothing done by the authoroties?????
I find it fascinating how this has gone from a chemist wanting to open later, to Islamic schools!

Lets be honest, if this was not a chemist with a asian name on it (Riaz, come on, cannot be any more obvious), and lets say it was a chemist owned by a non asian individual, would the link to Islamic schools be made??

I think not......
Its about planning permission and how some things get looked at and other things do not
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B52bomber[/bold] wrote: Yes you are right REASON, the amount of private homes used as private madreessa"s or islamic schools in the queens park area is around 35 yes 35, health & safety fears when you have 20 to 30 minors crammed in one room, no wash rooms or wc & the benefit fraud commited. Why nothing done by the authoroties?????[/p][/quote]I find it fascinating how this has gone from a chemist wanting to open later, to Islamic schools! Lets be honest, if this was not a chemist with a asian name on it (Riaz, come on, cannot be any more obvious), and lets say it was a chemist owned by a non asian individual, would the link to Islamic schools be made?? I think not......[/p][/quote]Its about planning permission and how some things get looked at and other things do not Reasons
  • Score: -8

8:48pm Tue 22 Apr 14

shirtbox says...

Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.
Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless. shirtbox
  • Score: -5

9:22pm Tue 22 Apr 14

woolywords says...

I know I've got a sheep's broth for a brain but where is the shop?
Is it on Randall Street, nearly opposite that car park on the corner, or on Shear Brow, as suggested in the article? Either way, I am, for the purposes of this comment, going to assume that it is the one around the corner from my Doctors surgery. (Although I live on the other side of town, I've kept on that surgeries books, as it's a first class one.)
Anyhow, years ago, when I lived on Altom St, it wasn't that noisy in any of those streets, at any time of day. (Hope, Bicknell or Randall Streets.)
Yes, there was the caterwauling from the various mosques, the letting off of fireworks, at odd hours of the day and the honking of car horns for weddings but there is no way that area could be described as 'noisy' by any stretch of the imagination. I could even tell the time, without looking at the clock, with the various noises in the night, like the sports cars racing up Limbrick, in the early hours of the weekend mornings. It's just part and parcel of living in any town, anywhere. If you think that is noisy, you should try living in the countryside, where sheep are barking because they've been eating turnips; or when cows, pheasants, badgers and foxes are in their mating seasons.
Then, you get this complete load of codswallop being suggested here; that a chemists shop is 'noisy'. Please specify the noise, for I would love to hear of it. Pills rattling too loud, liquids glugging out of bottles or is it, the assistant announcing that, that cream for a very personal rash, is ready?
If that is the case, then I wish to complain about the noise that chef makes on Bolton Road, as I can hear him, stir frying food, throwing it around, with the noise of the chan, in the wok, making me hungry and that can't be legal either, as I'm on a strict diet.
How can it even be sensible, to make a complaint about noise, when you don't live in the vicinity? That has to be a 'none-starter', if ever I heard one.
Oh, and observe the Sabbath? I haven't heard that chestnut used since the days of Mary Whitehouse. (And No, she didn't train dogs to si-T!)
Jews aren't allowed to use transport on the Sabbath, so is the Council intent in enforcing that, as well? Special stamp on their bus passes or something.
In fact, whose Sabbath? Let's check our books on that corker.
Sabbath, accepted as an Abrahamic religions ruling on the holy weekday.
So, no kebab shops on Friday - Muslims, no pawnbrokers,tailors or being on any transport Saturday - Jews, and no pubs on Sunday - for the rest.
(I used to live in a city where, within the city walls, no pubs, clubs nor bars, opened at Sunday lunchtimes, at all, by order of the Bishop!)
Not that I wish us all to go Hades, in an handcart, in the name of Mammon and shopping, I think that there needs to be a bit of a rethink about this, before there are needless court cases in the European Courts, regarding restrictions on the practise of trading, in the European Free Market. Trust me, it only takes one case, for this whole trading house of cards, to come tumbling down.
Legally, in this country, I can buy **** on a Sunday, yet not a Bible; fresh meat, yet not, fresh fish. (Yes, you are not allowed to buy fish and chips!)
To my mind, and I suspect, many an other, these restrictions have no foundations of merit whatsoever, so therefore, should be set aside. Since, gone are the days, when your Doctor held a surgery in after-work hours. That many a person, are in dire need of medication, for their conditions, from Asthma, substance replacement therapy or even diabetes. Therefore, we should do as we do, to the other things that we hold restrictions upon and have a sense of tolerance, until the negatives produce evidence for it's refusal and/or it's continuance.
Live and let live, I say.

I do miss, those quiet Summer evenings, when one mosque called to another, across the Blackburn valley, about how God may be great but ours is greater than yours or whatever they said after, Alluha akbar... in some holy shouting war of words. (Way better than the clunking church bells!)
Was often tempted to climb to the top of the Cathedral and blow on a rams horn, just to join in. (You know what I mean, and that I'm just joking.)
I know I've got a sheep's broth for a brain but where is the shop? Is it on Randall Street, nearly opposite that car park on the corner, or on Shear Brow, as suggested in the article? Either way, I am, for the purposes of this comment, going to assume that it is the one around the corner from my Doctors surgery. (Although I live on the other side of town, I've kept on that surgeries books, as it's a first class one.) Anyhow, years ago, when I lived on Altom St, it wasn't that noisy in any of those streets, at any time of day. (Hope, Bicknell or Randall Streets.) Yes, there was the caterwauling from the various mosques, the letting off of fireworks, at odd hours of the day and the honking of car horns for weddings but there is no way that area could be described as 'noisy' by any stretch of the imagination. I could even tell the time, without looking at the clock, with the various noises in the night, like the sports cars racing up Limbrick, in the early hours of the weekend mornings. It's just part and parcel of living in any town, anywhere. If you think that is noisy, you should try living in the countryside, where sheep are barking because they've been eating turnips; or when cows, pheasants, badgers and foxes are in their mating seasons. Then, you get this complete load of codswallop being suggested here; that a chemists shop is 'noisy'. Please specify the noise, for I would love to hear of it. Pills rattling too loud, liquids glugging out of bottles or is it, the assistant announcing that, that cream for a very personal rash, is ready? If that is the case, then I wish to complain about the noise that chef makes on Bolton Road, as I can hear him, stir frying food, throwing it around, with the noise of the chan, in the wok, making me hungry and that can't be legal either, as I'm on a strict diet. How can it even be sensible, to make a complaint about noise, when you don't live in the vicinity? That has to be a 'none-starter', if ever I heard one. Oh, and observe the Sabbath? I haven't heard that chestnut used since the days of Mary Whitehouse. (And No, she didn't train dogs to si-T!) Jews aren't allowed to use transport on the Sabbath, so is the Council intent in enforcing that, as well? Special stamp on their bus passes or something. In fact, whose Sabbath? Let's check our books on that corker. Sabbath, accepted as an Abrahamic religions ruling on the holy weekday. So, no kebab shops on Friday - Muslims, no pawnbrokers,tailors or being on any transport Saturday - Jews, and no pubs on Sunday - for the rest. (I used to live in a city where, within the city walls, no pubs, clubs nor bars, opened at Sunday lunchtimes, at all, by order of the Bishop!) Not that I wish us all to go Hades, in an handcart, in the name of Mammon and shopping, I think that there needs to be a bit of a rethink about this, before there are needless court cases in the European Courts, regarding restrictions on the practise of trading, in the European Free Market. Trust me, it only takes one case, for this whole trading house of cards, to come tumbling down. Legally, in this country, I can buy **** on a Sunday, yet not a Bible; fresh meat, yet not, fresh fish. (Yes, you are not allowed to buy fish and chips!) To my mind, and I suspect, many an other, these restrictions have no foundations of merit whatsoever, so therefore, should be set aside. Since, gone are the days, when your Doctor held a surgery in after-work hours. That many a person, are in dire need of medication, for their conditions, from Asthma, substance replacement therapy or even diabetes. Therefore, we should do as we do, to the other things that we hold restrictions upon and have a sense of tolerance, until the negatives produce evidence for it's refusal and/or it's continuance. Live and let live, I say. I do miss, those quiet Summer evenings, when one mosque called to another, across the Blackburn valley, about how God may be great but ours is greater than yours or whatever they said after, Alluha akbar... in some holy shouting war of words. (Way better than the clunking church bells!) Was often tempted to climb to the top of the Cathedral and blow on a rams horn, just to join in. (You know what I mean, and that I'm just joking.) woolywords
  • Score: 6

9:22pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Ladysadie says...

shirtbox wrote:
Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.
If you had a child who became suddenly ill at night you'd want a pharmacy that opened late. I've been in that situation so I know what I'm talking about. That's not to say I agree with him flouting the rules though.
[quote][p][bold]shirtbox[/bold] wrote: Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.[/p][/quote]If you had a child who became suddenly ill at night you'd want a pharmacy that opened late. I've been in that situation so I know what I'm talking about. That's not to say I agree with him flouting the rules though. Ladysadie
  • Score: 3

10:25pm Tue 22 Apr 14

mrcool says...

shirtbox wrote:
Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.
As usual, your ignorance and racist undertones come home to roost. It's nothing to do with greed or the "section of the community". As I understand it, the government stipulates that the chemist needs to be open for 100 hours if it has been opened in an area where there might not have really been any need for it. Nothing to do with greed. Although, it does seem strange that this guy thought there was a need for another pharmacy when there is one literally across the road from him.
[quote][p][bold]shirtbox[/bold] wrote: Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.[/p][/quote]As usual, your ignorance and racist undertones come home to roost. It's nothing to do with greed or the "section of the community". As I understand it, the government stipulates that the chemist needs to be open for 100 hours if it has been opened in an area where there might not have really been any need for it. Nothing to do with greed. Although, it does seem strange that this guy thought there was a need for another pharmacy when there is one literally across the road from him. mrcool
  • Score: 0

12:09am Wed 23 Apr 14

modan says...

shirtbox wrote:
Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.
My mother fell ill and needed a drug at 12 midnight without that drug it would have very serious . Thanks to the Police they took us to a late Chemist and my mother got better with that drug.
Don't be naïve your child or your mother might need a late opening chemist and they might save your child or your mother's life.
[quote][p][bold]shirtbox[/bold] wrote: Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.[/p][/quote]My mother fell ill and needed a drug at 12 midnight without that drug it would have very serious . Thanks to the Police they took us to a late Chemist and my mother got better with that drug. Don't be naïve your child or your mother might need a late opening chemist and they might save your child or your mother's life. modan
  • Score: 5

1:03am Wed 23 Apr 14

A Game of Blue & White Halves says...

Ultimately, this is about an ex-partner - who was involved in an acrimonious and litigious battle of claims and counter-claims - seeking a slice of the lucrative cake that is the pharma trade.

Who's ever heard of a poor pharmacist?

When the boys across the road were reputed to have made in the region of, a cool £2m last year,, every Tom, Dick and Abdul would pull out all the stops to chomp at the crumpet!

Equally, they want to protect their cake and continue to eat it - all by themselves, naturally!
Ultimately, this is about an ex-partner - who was involved in an acrimonious and litigious battle of claims and counter-claims - seeking a slice of the lucrative cake that is the pharma trade. Who's ever heard of a poor pharmacist? When the boys across the road were reputed to have made in the region of, a cool £2m last year,, every Tom, Dick and Abdul would pull out all the stops to chomp at the crumpet! Equally, they want to protect their cake and continue to eat it - all by themselves, naturally! A Game of Blue & White Halves
  • Score: 4

11:54am Wed 23 Apr 14

heyeyey says...

None of the neighbours object and say there is no noise for there to be an issue and supported the application. Only the competitor opposite. The competitors that objected own buncer lane and Whalley range pharmacy. They bought Buncer Lane House off Suleman Khonat and got the same planning application even though neighbours complained. Now Suleman Khonat in the planning committee objected to Riaz's application. (I can smell a public enquiry). Or a smelly corrupt rat!
None of the neighbours object and say there is no noise for there to be an issue and supported the application. Only the competitor opposite. The competitors that objected own buncer lane and Whalley range pharmacy. They bought Buncer Lane House off Suleman Khonat and got the same planning application even though neighbours complained. Now Suleman Khonat in the planning committee objected to Riaz's application. (I can smell a public enquiry). Or a smelly corrupt rat! heyeyey
  • Score: 9

3:54pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Ousider1 says...

It looks like a witch hunt by the councillors, as they ovelook the officers recomendation and favor anti competition behavior. Some one at the council has been paid off by the competition. A chemist causing too much noise ha what a laugh.
It looks like a witch hunt by the councillors, as they ovelook the officers recomendation and favor anti competition behavior. Some one at the council has been paid off by the competition. A chemist causing too much noise ha what a laugh. Ousider1
  • Score: 5

9:00pm Wed 23 Apr 14

BlackburnEyes says...

I can get a pint at all hours of the day but I can't get some medicine something not right...I smell a khonat kebab all over this...
I can get a pint at all hours of the day but I can't get some medicine something not right...I smell a khonat kebab all over this... BlackburnEyes
  • Score: 7

12:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

mrcool wrote:
shirtbox wrote:
Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.
As usual, your ignorance and racist undertones come home to roost. It's nothing to do with greed or the "section of the community". As I understand it, the government stipulates that the chemist needs to be open for 100 hours if it has been opened in an area where there might not have really been any need for it. Nothing to do with greed. Although, it does seem strange that this guy thought there was a need for another pharmacy when there is one literally across the road from him.
It doesn't take long for the race card to be quoted does it. ? But beyond that , what else are you actually trying to say. ?
[quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirtbox[/bold] wrote: Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.[/p][/quote]As usual, your ignorance and racist undertones come home to roost. It's nothing to do with greed or the "section of the community". As I understand it, the government stipulates that the chemist needs to be open for 100 hours if it has been opened in an area where there might not have really been any need for it. Nothing to do with greed. Although, it does seem strange that this guy thought there was a need for another pharmacy when there is one literally across the road from him.[/p][/quote]It doesn't take long for the race card to be quoted does it. ? But beyond that , what else are you actually trying to say. ? Steven11
  • Score: 0

12:26pm Thu 24 Apr 14

BlackburnEyes says...

Steven11 wrote:
mrcool wrote:
shirtbox wrote: Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.
As usual, your ignorance and racist undertones come home to roost. It's nothing to do with greed or the "section of the community". As I understand it, the government stipulates that the chemist needs to be open for 100 hours if it has been opened in an area where there might not have really been any need for it. Nothing to do with greed. Although, it does seem strange that this guy thought there was a need for another pharmacy when there is one literally across the road from him.
It doesn't take long for the race card to be quoted does it. ? But beyond that , what else are you actually trying to say. ?
what he is trying to say is "....ignore my comment im talking sh*t but i need to post something just for the hell of it..." this country is based on a free market so if someone wants to open pharmacy's along the whole of whalley range there is nothing really can be done about the question here are opening hours and to say that it will cause nuisance noise is just absurd the fact is that the planners approved it and the council is trying to overturn it on shaky ground...if this goes to planning inspectorate and then to the secretary of state for communities (yes he has the final say) then BwD will look bloody stupid!! maybe i should purchase a building on Whalley Range and propose to open a stripclub that would give someone a worthy cause to fight for....and not pick on a chemist that has every right to trade....
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirtbox[/bold] wrote: Why does a chemist need to open this long,doctors don't work nights and weekends,its just your typical greed amongst this section of the community,once one gets an idea they all jump on the wagon.i bet they carry on opening whilst an appeal is lodged.The Clown Hall are useless.[/p][/quote]As usual, your ignorance and racist undertones come home to roost. It's nothing to do with greed or the "section of the community". As I understand it, the government stipulates that the chemist needs to be open for 100 hours if it has been opened in an area where there might not have really been any need for it. Nothing to do with greed. Although, it does seem strange that this guy thought there was a need for another pharmacy when there is one literally across the road from him.[/p][/quote]It doesn't take long for the race card to be quoted does it. ? But beyond that , what else are you actually trying to say. ?[/p][/quote]what he is trying to say is "....ignore my comment im talking sh*t but i need to post something just for the hell of it..." this country is based on a free market so if someone wants to open pharmacy's along the whole of whalley range there is nothing really can be done about the question here are opening hours and to say that it will cause nuisance noise is just absurd the fact is that the planners approved it and the council is trying to overturn it on shaky ground...if this goes to planning inspectorate and then to the secretary of state for communities (yes he has the final say) then BwD will look bloody stupid!! maybe i should purchase a building on Whalley Range and propose to open a stripclub that would give someone a worthy cause to fight for....and not pick on a chemist that has every right to trade.... BlackburnEyes
  • Score: 6

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