Restaurant and Gaming in Borough High Street

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Monday 13 August 2007 11.10am
Interestingly was asked to comment on a planning application for a new restaurant in Borough High Street (at No. 64) and another for an adult gaming centre on cnr of Union St - in the old Job Centre offices.

Am rather hoping the restaurant will be a restaurant and not another fast food chicken/burger shop. More litter on the street.

As for the Adult gaming centre.... cant see it will do much for the area but bet they get planning.

Sue
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
Monday 17 September 2007 4.23pm
Is there anyway that we can complain about the gaming site? Who would we have to contact?

Borough High Street could be a great street but is increasingly becoming louder, dirtier and full of more drunks and rubbish each day. It seems that Southwark council have no concern for it - I thought it was supposed to be a "conservation area"?
Monday 17 September 2007 5.03pm
What comes under the heading of an 'adult gaming' centre? Sounds a bit vague. A mini casino!
It could be a bookie shop, or a slot machine joint or maybe a centre where poker tournaments were held. I'd go to a local gaming centre to play in a poker game.
Opposing something before you know what exactly is planned seems a bit of a knee-jerk to me.
I love an evening at the Sportsman or Grosvenor casino followed by a meal.
Conservation is fine but not at the expense of leisure and entertainment.
Monday 17 September 2007 5.36pm
There are already 2 bookies on Borough High Street.

The problem is that by the time we find out more details on it, it might be too late. I am guessing that it is a "Golden Riches Valley" type slot machine place - does'nt really add much to the area in my view.
Monday 17 September 2007 6.02pm
phoney wrote:
What comes under the heading of an 'adult gaming' centre?
Basically, it's a slots arcade.
Monday 17 September 2007 10.09pm
I live next door the the William Hill on Borough high st.
And I can walk to the TOTE bookies on Gt Suffolk St in 2 minutes.

So a slots arcade is a big disappointment. Borough High street is smelly (not many public toilets around are there?). It is constantly dirty too, as Rufus points out.


It is a shame that it has been allowed to deteriorate just as some good places, such as Hiba, open up.


Southwark council give the impression that their default answer is 'yes' to every thing and everything.
Monday 17 September 2007 10.13pm
I'd sign a petition against a slots arcade, although on previous experience I don't suppose it would make any difference. I imagine Simon Hughes could be easily persuaded to front such opposition but his track record suggests his backing would guarantee the arcades success. He is the patron of lost causes.
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Tuesday 18 September 2007 8.32am
I would love a mini casino on Borough High Street - much cheaper than me flying off to Vegas all the time
Tuesday 18 September 2007 9.20am
The application is 07-AP-1477 for those who wish to send their comments to the planning department.

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