A DECISION to reject a planning application for a new Turkish restaurant in Greenock town centre has been overturned.

Inverclyde Council’s planning department blocked a bid to open the eatery, named Efes, on Grey Place in November last year.

The owners previously told the Telegraph that almost half-a-million pounds had already been spent on the restaurant’s interior.

Following several objections from the public, council officers claimed that odours from the premises would cause ‘unacceptable nuisance’ to neighbours.

The refusal was appealed, with members of the council’s local review body today granting permission subject to conditions relating to a suitable flue system and waste management.

A letter from Ferguson Planning noted that any emitted odours would be ‘appropriately and successfully mitigated’ using a ‘standard, accepted and effective’ vertical duct, which will be regularly maintained.