Monday 13 August 2007 11.56am
Check the wording of the letter carefully: is the application for 'Use Class A3 - Restaurants and Cafes' or 'use Class A5 - Hot Food Takeaways'.
The government changed the rules in 2005 so that restaurants cannot simply change overnight into takeaways, for the reason you give (smells and litter and opening hours). If it's for an A3 restaurant then that is what you will get :-D
The gaming centre is a bit grim. It might contradict local planning policy if they have a strategy/plan for Borough High Street
. I might have a look sometime...
yours planning consultantly........ Colin