Burnham town centre bar wins the go-ahead despite petition
new cocktail bar has this week been given the go-ahead to open
in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea despite opposition from some nearby
Whitfield, the co-owner of The Vapoury at Unit 2 in Chapel Street,
applied to Sedgemoor District Council for full planning permission
to convert the former shop premises into a new cocktail bar which
will also offer e-cigarette - or vape - products.
of residents and the Town Council raised concerns
about possible noise and access issues. Two petitions, one with
22 signatures and the other with 70 signatures, were presented
to the council, and 25 letters of support were also sent in backing
district council's Development Control Committee considered the
proposals at its meeting on Tuesday (October 13th) and gave the
plans the go-ahead.
Whitfield assured residents that it will be run in a professional
manner as a quality establishment. And a majority of Sedgemoor
councillors agreed that the scheme should go ahead during their
meeting held on Tuesday.
on the Burnham-On-Sea
Facebook page, Mr Whitfield explained that the bar will function
as a coffee/vape bar offering superfast wi-fi while in the evening
it will become an over 21's wine bar, offering quality cocktails.
"After a hard day or week it would be a nice place for our
customers to enjoy a quality glass of wine, beer and cocktail
in a classy environment and be given the VIP treatment we all
"On behalf of myself and my father we would just like to
say that we are of course delighted with gaining our change of
use. We feel this is great news for the town as well for us. It's
our hope this will generate new life into the town. Thank you
to everyone for all your kind words of support. We look forward
to welcoming you to 'The Vapoury' in the coming weeks."
The bar's change of use application was granted on Tuesday. A
separate application for a premises license will now be sought