Plans have been submitted to change a shop into a hot food takeaway outlet in Hornchurch.

An application has been submitted to change a ground floor retail unit with a flat above it, into a takeaway outlet which could be open from 11am to 11pm Monday to Sunday.

Plans include installing an extraction system to remove cooking odours from the property which sits at the end of a short parade of shops in Lyndhurst Drive. 

Livarch, architectural and design consultants, acting on behalf of the applicant Jasbir Singh, said that the main façade of the shop will not change.

In its design statement Livarch said the cooking areas will be fitted with a modern filtered extraction system to ensure the odours are removed from the exhaust air before entering the flue, which will have anti-vibration brackets and technology to reduce noise.

"The flue will terminate at low level on the existing ground floor extension to avoid over bearing impact on the street scene due to the location of the application site at the corner of Lyndhurst Drive and Osborne Road," they added.

The site, at 210 Lyndhurst Drive, has previously been extended at the back and there are drop kerbs to allow driveway access from Lyndhurst Drive and Osbourne Road.

Parking is also provided to the front and side of the shop, according to the planning documents.

Bulk deliveries are proposed to be from the front alley where a double door is installed for larger deliveries.

Deliveries to customers would be carried out by an in-house delivery team or third party operator such as Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Mopeds would be parked by the front window and riders would pick up the orders from the main counter.

"This would not affect the traffic flow of the main street. The forecourt of the property is large enough to accommodate the good parking, first floor flat parking and takeaway parking," said Livarch. 

"The proposal will not impact upon the character of the street. No harm is envisaged with the change of use application within the wider setting."

The application does not say what type of cuisine would be served by the outlet.

A decision is due on the application by July 18.