A cafe is to fight an extractor fan ban – after a neighbour complained that Muslim friends would not visit him because of the smell of bacon.
The Snack Shack, on Adswood Road, Cale Green, is to appeal against the decision by the Stepping Hill area committee.
The Planning Inspectorate will give a final ruling by the end of January.
The cafe installed the fan three years ago and applied for retrospective planning permission.
But neighbour Graham Webb-Lee told the council it made his family feel sick and his Muslim friends refused to visit him because they were offended by the smell.
The cafe is owned by Bev and Cetin Akcicek, who is Muslim.
Bev, 50, said: “We have two small children and are just trying to earn a living.
“We just wish this was over. It is pathetic and has cost us a lot of money. We pre-cook the bacon and only put it on the griddle briefly so there is no problem with the smell.
“We have Muslim customers who come in and they are not at all bothered.”
The Snack Shack has cooked fry-ups for nine years without a previous complaint, Bev, of Great Moor, added….