for new takeaway in Burnham approved despite opposition
plans to turn this newsagent in Burnham-On-Sea into a fish and
chip takeaway have been approved by the district council this
week despite opposition from several residents and the Town Council.
first reported last
week how the owners of Avons Newsagents at 50 Oxford Street
had submitted a formal application to change the use of the property
from an A1 (retail) use to an A5 (takeaway) use, likely to be
fish and chip shop.
local residents and the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
raised formal objections against the scheme, citing concerns about
traffic and noise.
members of Sedgemoor District Council's Development Control Committee
approved the plans at their meeting in Bridgwater on Monday. They
followed the recommendation of district council case officer Colin
Arnold in approving the application.
Town Council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com that road safety
is a potential concern at the site: "50 Oxford Street is
on the narrowest part of this very busy street, and there is restricted
visibility for traffic moving in and out of Dunstan Road. Members
are also concerned with possible noise issues in this residential
residents had written to Sedgemoor District Council to object,
citing a number of concerns including potential parking problems
on the double yellow lines and also extra litter, noise and food
planning officer Mr Arnold stated in his recommendation: "There
are no valid grounds on which to refuse this application and it
must be supported and encouraged, rather than losing another employment
opening hours will be limited to 11am to 10.30pm on Mondays to
Saturdays and 4.30pm to 10.30pm on Sundays to help safeguard local
residents from noise and disturbance during unsocial hours.