Burnham trader 'disappointed' at council's ice cream kiosk objections
owner of a seafront fish and chip restaurant in Burnham-On-Sea
says he is "very disappointed" that his plans for a
new ice cream kiosk have been given a thumbs-down by town councillors.
council's Planning Applications Committee considered a bid by
the owner of The Esplanade Fish Bar last week to site the ice
cream kiosk on the forecourt outside the premises from March to
councillors said the kiosk would be 'out of keeping' with the
surrounding street scene and would impact the 'visual amenity'.
They have lodged an objection against the plans.
Mike Bond, owner of the The Esplanade Fish Bar, said: "I'm
very unhappy and disappointed by this move by the council - it
does seem as though they are happy to stand in the way of improvements."
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."
council should also know that if the kiosk plans are rejected,
we won't be employing three extra seasonal staff this year - two
full-time and one part-time over the summer."
comments come after a Town Council committee meeting last week
where the objection was lodged. Cllr Paul Young said: "This
kiosk would definitely not help the appearance of that section
of the seafront at all - it would be detrimental to the overall
was also one objection from a seafront resident regarding the
proposals. The plans which will be further considered by Sedgemoor
District Council for a final decision in coming weeks.
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!