plans to retain Burnham pier building set for refusal
plans by the owner of Burnham-On-Sea's pier to retain a controversial
sweet shop on the forecourt of the building look set to be rejected
by the district council next week.
District Council case officer Rebecca Miller has recommended that
the planning application be turned down when councillors consider
it on Tuesday (November 20th) due to it being out of keeping with
the pier and surrounding buildings.
UPVC structure is not of a high quality sustainable and inclusive
design that responds positively to and reflects the local characteristics
of the site and the identity of the surrounding area," she
development with a pitched roof, positioned at right angles to
the main Pavilion and very nearly touching the fascia of the main
building, and occupying a large footprint outside the building,
materially detract from the heritage asset."
owner Cllr Louise Parkin, pictured, recently submitted
a formal planning application to try and retain the building,
supported by a petition of more than 1,100 customers.
the same time, she resigned her role as a member of the Town Council's
Planning Applications Committee, which later considered her proposals
and lodged an objection, saying the
new building is not in keeping with the Victorian seafront.
District Council requested earlier
this year that the white conservatory be demolished because
it was installed "without planning permission".
Louise argued that it does not require permission because it is
a 'Permitted Development' under UK planning laws for amusement
parks. However, rather than embark on costly court action, she
submitted the planning application to try and resolve the matter.
It will be considered at Tuesday's meeting in Bridgwater.