seafront guesthouse wins approval for new tearooms
to open a new seafront cafe and shop in Burnham-On-Sea have been
given the go-ahead by town councillors this week.
Round Tower guesthouse on the North Esplanade has requested 'a change
of use' for part of the building for the introduction of a kiosk
and shop plus tea room and dining area with sea views.
a meeting of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
on Monday evening (June 11th), councillors gave a green light to
Louise Parkin said: "As a council, we're looking at plans to
improve the seafront these plans help to take things in the
right direction, improving the north end of the Esplanade."
Nick Tolley said: "I welcome this application anything
that creates more amenities at that end of the seafront is good."
Andy Brewer added: "We received one letter of objection from
a resident saying a cafe would spoil the peace and tranquility of
this part of the seafront, but we received three other letters supporting
John Parkes said: "Surely anything that improves the northern
end of the Esplanade must be supported - I think a business here
offering cream teas is welcome."
Parkin cautioned: "We don't want to see it over commercialised
like Blackpool - but this is a positive step."
plans were unanimously approved by the committee on the basis that
the plans will "improve the visitor amenity and enhance the
northern Esplanade." A final decision on the scheme rests with
Sedgemoor District Council.