planners rule 'garish' seafront snack bar 'is not breaking rules'
District Council has this week said it will not take action against
the owners of an "unauthorised" snack bar on Burnham-On-Sea
seafront despite concerns it is out of keeping with the Conservation
and Highbridge Town Council contacted Sedgemoor's planning enforcement
team after the brightly-coloured red and white cabin selling hot
dogs and burgers was installed outside Sunspot Amusements without
investigation was launched by Sedgemoor's Enforcement Officer
Pam Berry, who has ruled this week: "The unauthorised cabin,
whilst brightly painted and somewhat garish, will not significantly
undermine the character or appearance of the Conservation Area
or surrounding area by virtue of its siting next to a large amusement
arcade which itself is brightly coloured and illuminated."
cabin is set in the context of this amusement arcade and its associated
illuminations and equipment and cannot be seen in isolation. As
such, the cabin cannot be considered an incongruous feature in
its current location."
added: "I have completed my investigations and the Planning
Officer considers that there are no planning objections to the
town councillor Phil Harvey told a meeting on Monday evening (July
2nd): "It does seem somewhat of a contradiction that Sedgemoor
can describe a building as 'brightly painted' and 'somewhat garish'
and yet conclude it does not affect the appearance of a Conservation