Council lodges formal objection over Burnham pier building
councillors have this week raised a formal objection against plans
by the owner of Burnham-On-Sea pier to retain a controversial
sweet shop on the forecourt of the building.
of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee discussed
a number of concerns about the conservatory, which is used as
a sweet shop.
comes after Pavilion owner Louise Parkin, pictured, recently
submitted a formal planning application to try and retain the
building, supported by a petition of over 1,100 customers.
the same time, she resigned her role as a member of the Town Council's
Planning Applications Committee, which this week considered her
council spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are objecting
purely on the grounds that the new building is not entirely in
keeping with the Victorian seafront and pier structure."
if the applicant should come forward with modifications to make
it more in keeping we would consider removing the objections as
we recognise the importance of the pier within the town and understand
the need for this type of construction."
District Council requested earlier
this year that the white conservatory be demolished because
it was installed "without planning permission" and is
"out of keeping".
Louise initially argued that it does not require permission because
it is a 'Permitted Development' under UK planning laws for amusement
parks. But rather than embark on costly court action she submitted
the planning application to try and resolve the matter.
Town Council's objection will now be considered by Sedgemoor District
Council which will have the ultimate say on whether it gets the