Things have been a bit
busy manic the last few days, so we’re a bit behind in writing about some planning applications:
Asda: This is an application to alter the planning conditions for the Asda store , so that the retail foodstore can accept deliveries of sales goods between the hours of of 0600 to 2300 Hours on any day.
The application reference is 08/00280/FUL and you can find the application (and leave comments) here.
You can see various documents, included Asda’s consultants’ supporting documents and the Appeal Inspectors Decision on the approved application, here. Asda’s consultants say that the current restrictions on deliveries of stores severely hampers the restocking of the store.
Makro: Makro are asking for permission to open their store 0600-2200 Monday to Friday, 0600-2100 Saturday and 0930-1900 Sundays and Bank Holidays. the reference number is 08/00217/FUL and you can view the application (and leave comments) here.
Pattens Pools: The applicants are asking for a Certificate of Lawfulness from the council that they can use their premises for selling other things than swimming pools.
To put it simply, if you have been doing something for a number of years without explicit planning permission , you can apply to your District Council for a “Certificate of Lawfulness”. If you have been doing the activity for long enough, the Council may have to issue you with a certificate to say that the activity is now legal, even though planning permission wasn’t granted in the first place. The applicants here are asking for a certificate for “Class A1” uses.
Class A1 uses are: “Retail uses, including shops, retail warehouses, hairdressers, travel agents, undertakers, dry cleaners, sandwich bars, pet shops, showrooms, hire shops and post offices among others.”
They do not include include restaurants (class A3) , pubs (class A4) or hot food takeaways (class A5).
The application reference number is 08/00282/LDC and you can find it on the District Council website here and leave comments if you wish.