A new takeaway is set to open in a former barber's shop despite objections from a town council.

Angel Mitev has been given planning permission to change the use of the property near the centre of Wisbech.

A planning statement said: "50 West Street is a former barber shop situated on the fringe of a busy commercial area of Wisbech.

"This application seeks approval to convert and rejuvenate this building into a hot food takeaway that allows the tenant to run a profitable business."

Wisbech Town Council objected, saying the change would lead to more vehicles visiting West Street, more on-street parking and have "a detrimental impact" on highway safety.

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But Cambridgeshire County Council's highways department said it had no objections.

It said there were already extensive parking restrictions nearby and the new takeaway was "unlikely to have a detrimental impact on highway safety".

The statement added the proposals will have "very little impact on the surrounding characteristics of the area" and will blend with existing takeaways nearby.

The barber's pole will be removed from the front of the front of the shop.