- Falafel King (Cotham Hill) have been awarded a licence for on-site alcohol sales, but only with food and for people seated. Along with local residents, I opposed this on the basis that the premises is within the Cumulative Impact Zone and it would create a new location for alcohol sales - I don't believe that Falafel King itself will be problematic, but our loony licensing system means that the permission sticks with the premises and not the operator. Sadly the committee didn't see it our way in a rather stunning piece of arbitrarily ignoring Council policy!
- The people behind Burritos (Cotham Hill - formerly the greengrocers and currently empty) have put in an appeal against the planning committee's decision not to permit a change of use from a shop to a restaurant and take away. Planning appeals are always risky affairs as the Inspector doesn't have the democratic oversight that planning committee do and their decisions are often, in my opinion, arbitrary or even ill-informed. Closing date for appeal representations is 21st December.
- The application for Derbyshires newsagents (Whiteladies Road, opposite Sainsbury's) to become a coffee shop has been withdrawn - I don't know why. I was opposing this as it would be the loss of another local shop and would undermine the retail 'offer' of the area.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Licensing and planning snippets
A few bits of planning and licensing news to pass on:
Posted by Neil Harrison at 3:19 pm