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Whitehawk residents kick up stink over 'smelly' new fried chicken shop

The Argus: Anger over alleged 'grease and fat' smell plaguing street Anger over alleged 'grease and fat' smell plaguing street

A new takeaway air vent is upsetting residents who claim it is blowing the smell of “grease and fat” towards their homes.

Householders in Rugby Place in Brighton say Whitehawk Chicken and Rib’s air filter is pointed directly into their back gardens instead of straight up towards the sky.

Resident Kevin Milner, 51, said he hasn’t been able to open the back windows of his house since the shop opened in June last year because it stank of “hot, damaged fats” from 11am to 11pm.

Mr Milner, pictured right, said: “You can’t tell it’s chicken. It’s just disgusting. It’s fumes. Hot, horrible and smoky. We have a chip shop, Chinese and a kebab place that have chimneys which go over the houses and disperse away. We never smell chips.

“It should be pointing away from the residential properties but they are maintaining they were told it should pump into the gardens. The council told us to keep a stench-diary but this isn’t shop-thy-neighbour.”

Thiva Vijey, the shop’s owner, said council planning chiefs have given the air vent the all-clear after two separate visits.

Mr Vijey said: “We had to make alterations when we first opened last year and I spent money on a carbon filter which reduces this kind of problem.

“But planning officers came in and checked it and said it was ok.

“If I am asked to change it I will but I don’t want to get in trouble changing the vent without planning permission first from the council.

“I think one of the residents complained because she is a vegetarian.

“If the council let me change it without planning permission I will do my best.” A spokesman from Brighton and Hove City Council said town hall officials needed to witness an incident three times from the relevant home or garden in order to take legal action.

He said: “A complaint was made about this property last year and we told the complainant that they need to inform us when it’s occurring so that we can witness it and assess if action can be taken - but no one followed that up.

He added: “In terms of planning regulations, we will be happy to investigate anything drawn to our attention.

“The planning FAQs and the necessary complaint form can be found at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/planning/planning-enforcement.”

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8:07am Mon 24 Mar 14

BURIRAM says...

Maybe it's a Big lemon bus passing by.
Maybe it's a Big lemon bus passing by. BURIRAM
  • Score: 15

8:34am Mon 24 Mar 14

menowhere says...

a decent hard working business man that has offered to pay again to sort the problem if it is legal. cant say fairer than that.
a decent hard working business man that has offered to pay again to sort the problem if it is legal. cant say fairer than that. menowhere
  • Score: 31

9:39am Mon 24 Mar 14

FC says...

NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed. FC
  • Score: -12

10:29am Mon 24 Mar 14

clubrob6 says...

FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
Bet you would not walk through Whitehawk with a banner saying what you just said.
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]Bet you would not walk through Whitehawk with a banner saying what you just said. clubrob6
  • Score: 19

10:37am Mon 24 Mar 14

JerryOnly says...

clubrob6 wrote:
FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
Bet you would not walk through Whitehawk with a banner saying what you just said.
Wouldn't walk through it without the banner either.
[quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]Bet you would not walk through Whitehawk with a banner saying what you just said.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't walk through it without the banner either. JerryOnly
  • Score: 24

10:44am Mon 24 Mar 14

BURIRAM says...

FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
It's not like that anymore since you moved out
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]It's not like that anymore since you moved out BURIRAM
  • Score: 26

11:09am Mon 24 Mar 14

tykemison says...

In fairness to Mr Milner, when I come within a mile of kfc in portslade, I can smell their hydrogenated fats (which actually makes sure I do not eat their junk), so if I lived next to one of these"obesity clinics"i too would be far from impressed!!
In fairness to Mr Milner, when I come within a mile of kfc in portslade, I can smell their hydrogenated fats (which actually makes sure I do not eat their junk), so if I lived next to one of these"obesity clinics"i too would be far from impressed!! tykemison
  • Score: 6

11:29am Mon 24 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

The shop itself is clean, tidy and there is no evidence of careless disposal of waste or waste by products. The food is never greasy and the staff are polite and friendly.

There are a number of places in Whitehawk I would not readily go in or engage with but this is definitely not one of them.
The shop itself is clean, tidy and there is no evidence of careless disposal of waste or waste by products. The food is never greasy and the staff are polite and friendly. There are a number of places in Whitehawk I would not readily go in or engage with but this is definitely not one of them. mimseycal
  • Score: 6

2:45pm Mon 24 Mar 14

brightonaire says...

What's all the fuss about... the restaurant owner's only trying to put the '****' into 'shitehawk'
What's all the fuss about... the restaurant owner's only trying to put the '****' into 'shitehawk' brightonaire
  • Score: 0

3:48pm Mon 24 Mar 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge?
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge? thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 1

3:54pm Mon 24 Mar 14

tykemison says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge?
A cooling mechanism made from grass?
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge?[/p][/quote]A cooling mechanism made from grass? tykemison
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

clarkebrighton says...

This Business has done Everything Possible to abide by the Council Rules
and the Laws, They also now agree to change the direction of the Flue to
appease the "Resident who has made this Complaint" if the Council give's
them the OK to do so. What more could anybody do ?????

Bit of NON STORY REALLY.
This Business has done Everything Possible to abide by the Council Rules and the Laws, They also now agree to change the direction of the Flue to appease the "Resident who has made this Complaint" if the Council give's them the OK to do so. What more could anybody do ????? Bit of NON STORY REALLY. clarkebrighton
  • Score: 3

7:56pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Justin says...

Unless it's an unusually high velocity extractor, the direction it's pointing in won't make much difference! Wind and other factors like adjoining buildings are much more important.
Unless it's an unusually high velocity extractor, the direction it's pointing in won't make much difference! Wind and other factors like adjoining buildings are much more important. Justin
  • Score: 3

8:02pm Mon 24 Mar 14

hubby says...

FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
Nothing like a bit of stereotyping.
Posted at 9.39 am.
No work to do then?
I bet you wouldn't be up and around this early if it wasn't signing on day.
[quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]Nothing like a bit of stereotyping. Posted at 9.39 am. No work to do then? I bet you wouldn't be up and around this early if it wasn't signing on day. hubby
  • Score: 4

8:28pm Mon 24 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge?
I was wondering how long it would be before someone pointed out that Rugby Place considers itself as not being part of Whitehawk.
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge?[/p][/quote]I was wondering how long it would be before someone pointed out that Rugby Place considers itself as not being part of Whitehawk. mimseycal
  • Score: 0

8:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

mimseycal wrote:
thevoiceoftruth wrote:
FC wrote:
NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.
Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge?
I was wondering how long it would be before someone pointed out that Rugby Place considers itself as not being part of Whitehawk.
Well it kind of is and it isn't. It's not part of Whitehawk estate is what I mean.
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FC[/bold] wrote: NEWS FLASH: Whitehawk residents complain of smell that is nicer than the usual odour of burnt-out car, p*ss-stained mattress, dog crap, lawn-fridge and the great unwashed.[/p][/quote]Rugby Place isn't really in Whitehawk, it just backs onto Whitehawk. It's actually a very nice street. What is lawn-fridge?[/p][/quote]I was wondering how long it would be before someone pointed out that Rugby Place considers itself as not being part of Whitehawk.[/p][/quote]Well it kind of is and it isn't. It's not part of Whitehawk estate is what I mean. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 0

9:25pm Mon 24 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

Quite a number of places within the area known as Whitehawk are not part of the Whitehawk estate.
Quite a number of places within the area known as Whitehawk are not part of the Whitehawk estate. mimseycal
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

I like trains.
I like trains. Roundbill
  • Score: 6

1:55pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Brighton Living says...

Whitehawk the area Polish's family's are given council house when they are working cash in hand and cheating the system. But how do they get given council housing...... because there is a polish female working t the council who is doing all the paper work so they get in council housing but all the information is wrong and simply lies. reported to the council and nothing done. Nothing to do with this story but I thought you should all know!!!
Whitehawk the area Polish's family's are given council house when they are working cash in hand and cheating the system. But how do they get given council housing...... because there is a polish female working t the council who is doing all the paper work so they get in council housing but all the information is wrong and simply lies. reported to the council and nothing done. Nothing to do with this story but I thought you should all know!!! Brighton Living
  • Score: 0

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