BARMY councillors blocked plans for a seafood shack over fears of street crashes — brought on by lobsters.
One claimed the creatures might spook youngsters a lot they’d run out in entrance of motors.
The wacky excuse put the pinch on the hopes of Maria Lewis, 56, to increase right into a fishermen’s shed in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.
She had paid £2,000 for an software and spent months of effort on her bid.
However it was sunk after Tory councillor Wendy Agnew informed a planning assembly: “My fear is that, with the lobster tank, kids will have a look at them, then a lobster will transfer. They may scream and run, they could run out into the street and — bang.
“I don’t suppose I might have that on my conscience.”
Maria stated: “At first, I believed it was a joke. I used to be gobsmacked.
“Lobsters aren’t going to be scaring or attacking anybody.
“There isn’t a method that might ever be an issue. It’s only a smack within the face after placing a lot work in.”
The businesswoman added: “I believed that some widespread sense would possibly come into play however there was none of that.”
Maria will now proceed to run her Seafood Bothy out of a revamped horsebox on the seaside city’s pier.
Most of her produce is caught by her husband Wes, 62, from his boat Even Much less.
And buddies have dressed up as lobsters to have enjoyable concerning the crustacean carry-on.
Maria added: “Everyone seems to be coming down to speak about it.”
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