Local residents in Marchfield Avenue, Paisley were concerned about an application to site a snack van in their street. This resulted in residents complaining to local councillors, Kenny and Mags MacLaren, as well as the local Paisley North Community Council. At a meeting of Renfrewshire Council’s Regulatory Functions Board, Cllr Kenny MacLaren and Joyce Bunton, secretary of Paisley North Community Council presented their objections to this application. There were further written objections from around two dozen residents. The councillors within the Regulatory Functions board listened to Cllr MacLaren and Ms Bunton and unanimously agreed to reject the application.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren said:
“Both myself and Councillor Mags MacLaren have been contacted by local residents at our surgeries and at Paisley North Community Council regarding their concerns about the site for this snack van.
“There are long running issues with parking at Marchfield Avenue including people parking on pavements, blocking dropped kerbs and people abandoning their cars here while they disappear to the airport on holiday.
“With the additional new housing in Marchfield Avenue there will continue to be a problem for residents finding a parking space and any snack van would only make these problems worse.
“I was pleased that Joyce Bunton, Secretary of Paisley North Community Council also highlighted their objections to this application and we are both pleased that the councillors on the Regulatory Functions Board agreed to reject the application.”