November 24, 2010
Chemist shop decision overturned by Planning Inspectorate
Planning Inspectorate has overturned a decision by the district
council to stop a new chemist shop being built next to Burnham-On-Sea
and district councillors lodged their objections to the proposals
earlier this year amid concerns that it would cause traffic safety
issues, represent an over-development of the site, and hurt the
trade of existing town centre chemists.
Burnham Medical Centre appealed against the decision and the Planning
Inspectorate's Chris Tipping has ruled in their favour by rejecting
his report, he concludes: "I do not accept that the proposed
development would have any material adverse impact on the vitality
and viability of the town centre of Burnham-On-Sea or on traffic
and highway safety in Love Lane. It would also not be contrary
to development plan policy."
decision will mean that nationwide chemist chain Day Lewis will
shut its chemist in Regent Street and build the new one on land
next to the Love Lane surgery.
Medical Centre's Management Partner Debbie Halls told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We're very pleased that the Inspectorate has ruled in our
favour and are certain that the new chemist will benefit everyone.
We're starting work on the plans and expect building to begin