READERS have reacted with despair after it was revealed that plans have been put forward to convert a former betting shop into a takeaway.

A proposal has been submitted by D and V Lee Property Consultants to Barrow Borough Council to convert 6 Bath Street into a hot food takeaway outlet.

The premises have remained vacant since 2018 after the closure of Ladbrokes Coral.

Now the site has been earmarked for a hot food takeaway which would be the third takeaway outlet on Bath Street.

According to the plans, there will be no alterations to the exterior of the property.

John Price said: "Oh great like we need anymore takeaways this small town is full of them or hairdressers or charity shops no were decent to shop no more it's a shambles."

Barrow Anon said: "Seagulls will be happy."

LA590 said: "Barrows very own curry mile."

Mary on Saturday said: "We desperately need another takeaway in Barrow. Hmmmm?"

They don't like it up um said: "We certainly do not need another takeaway the 50 we have should suffice surely?"

Snoop cod said: "Great...

"More takeaways = More hygiene reviews."

Desmond Sunflower said: "We don't need another takeaway but if it's refused that unit will continue to stand empty for many years.

"The only other alternative is to approve its conversion to residential accommodation."