Dimitar Iliev Marinov’s application for a repaired pitch site within a lay-by on Keptie Road opposite Keptie Pond dropped foul of a quick food “exemption area”.

Takeaways are prevented from opening up within 500 metres of key and secondary schools in Angus and Arbroath West and also Letham SNP councillor Alex King said it was an “ill-thought out application”.

The civic licensing board rejected the Monday to Sunday 8am-4pm application which triggered nine letters of argument relating to noise, odor, trash and also auto parking.

Takeaways are barred from opening within 500 metres of primary and secondary schools in Angus and Arbroath West and Letham SNP councillor Alex King said it was an “ill-thought out application”.

The civic licensing committee refused the Monday to Sunday 8am-4pm application which prompted nine letters of objection regarding noise, smell, litter and parking. The council’s roads department also objected and said the siting of the burger van in the lay-by “could lead to access issues for service and emergency vehicles”.