plan approved for ice cream kiosk on Burnham seafront
for a new ice cream kiosk on Burnham's seafront have been given
the go-ahead this week by Sedgemoor District Council despite being
earlier rejected by town councillors.
earlier this year that the Town Council's Planning Applications
Committee had formally objected to the plans by the owner of The
Esplanade Fish Bar to site the new ice cream kiosk on his forecourt
from March to October.
councillors felt the kiosk would be 'out of keeping' with the
surrounding street scene and would impact the 'visual amenity'.
Sedgemoor District Council's Development Control Committee this
week rejected the points and gave the plans the go-ahead.
Bond, owner of the The Esplanade Fish Bar, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'm really pleased with the decision. When you consider
the changes to the former Custom House building that have taken
place here and other development along the seafront, there was
no way my plans could be refused."
was a waste of council resources to take it as far as it went,
but fortunately Sedgemoor saw sense and shamed the Town Council."
have spent a huge amount of money improving this building from
its former use as the Old Customs House, right, and want
to continue to improve the facilities."
added that he hopes to have the new kiosk installed in around
four weeks, in time for the Whitsun break.
this week's Sedgemoor's meeting, of the 11 councillors able to
vote on the plans ten were for and one was against.
Top, the current fish and chip bar where the proposed ice cream
kiosk would be sited and, above, how the former Old Customs House
used to look - complete with an ice cream kiosk