COUNCILLORS have objected to a request by a pizza takeaway in Falmouth to extend its opening hours past midnight because of concerns that it would turn into a "late-night haunt".
Meeting on Monday, members of Falmouth Town Council's planning committee were asked to consider an application from the owner of Domino's Pizza on The Moor, Richard Unwin, for permission to stay open until 1am every day to meet demand.
The application to Cornwall Council was for a variation to a condition attached to the business's planning permission which was granted in 2008, which allows the takeaway and delivery business to stay open from 9am to 11pm.
Town clerk Mark Williams said the council was concerned about potential problems of congregation and antisocial behaviour around the business, at 40 Killigrew Street/9 The Moor, if the application were granted.
Making a presentation to the committee, Mr Unwin said he had received no adverse comments from the police about the clientele of the business since it opened.
However, Rowenna Brock said she was "a little bit concerned" that the 1am opening would allow Domino's to take over from The Packet Station as a late-night haunt after the pub shut.
Councillor Brock added: "What happens if we grant this and it goes horribly wrong?"
Councillor Oliver Cramp said that concerns expressed in a letter of objection from a member of the public in relation to late-night openings on The Moor were valid, adding: "Much as we would like to support local business, 1am is an unknown quantity at this time."
Four councillors recommended the application for refusal.