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Plans for fish & chip shop on former Parkway Tavern site given green light

Posted on Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:06 pm by SH (Editor)

Location of proposed fish and chip shop on the site of the Cooperative store in Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Plans for a new fish & chip shop adjacent to the Co-operative convenience store on the former Parkway Tavern site in Stoke Gifford have been given the green light, despite an objection from the parish council.

The proposed takeaway would occupy what was the commercial kitchen area of the former public house, with a new shop front being constructed on the side of the building that faces the main road.

Opening hours stated in the planning application are 11.30am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 9pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

Stoke Gifford Parish Council raised an objection to the application on the grounds of the site’s proximity to school and youth facilities, claiming:

“The New Local Plan Policy PSP31 specifically states that takeaways within 400m of schools and youth facilities will not be permitted where they are likely to influence behaviour harmful to health or the promotion of healthy lifestyles. This proposed application is within 400m of the St Michaels School, Army cadets, The Medical Centre and possibly the St. Michaels playgroup.”

However,  South Gloucestershire planning officers overruled the objection, saying that the referenced Local Plan document and the policies within it are “at early draft stage and have not yet gone to an Examination in Public or been tested for soundness”, adding that “[consequently,] very little weight can be given to this proposed policy at this stage”.

Officers agreed that adequate parking exists within the existing car park to accommodate any additional demand, which they anticipated would generally be of a short term nature.

Photo: Archive image of the Co-operative store site (during conversion in 2013), showing location of the proposed takeaway unit.

Related link: Planning application (South Gloucestershire Council)

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Parsons Avenue Indian takeaway set to be approved by planners

Posted on Monday 21st May 2012 at 12:55 pm by SH (Editor)

Just Dogs, Parsons Avenue, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

A planning application to convert a vacant retail unit in Parsons Avenue into an Indian takeaway looks set to be given the green light by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) at a planning committee meeting later this week.

Owned by Merlin Housing Society and formerly trading as the ‘Just Dogs’ grooming parlour, the unit has been empty since 28th February 2011. It stands in a block of two units, the other being occupied by Shipway Gents’ Barbers.

The applicant, Mr M.A. Islam of Brislington, is seeking permission to trade between the hours of 5pm and 10pm, seven days a week (including bank holidays).

Stoke Gifford Parish Council lodged an objection to the proposal on 2nd March, citing fears of “[the] impact on neighbouring residents, lack of parking and general traffic congestion, increased litter and smells”.

A total of 26 letters of objection were received from local residents, countered by two letters of support.

Councillors on SGC’s Development Control (West) Sites Inspection Sub-Committee visited the site on 13th April and subsequently asked the Council’s officers to prepare reports on the history of previous planning applications, highways issues, odour control and the possibility of imposing a condition requiring the installation of CCTV.

More: Officer report recommends that permission be granted »

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Residents object to Parsons Avenue Indian takeaway proposal

Posted on Friday 9th March 2012 at 5:36 pm by SH (Editor)

Just Dogs, Parsons Avenue, Stoke Gifford, Bristol

A planning application to convert a vacant shop unit in Parsons Avenue into an Indian takeaway has attracted a mass of objections from concerned local residents.

Formerly trading as the ‘Just Dogs’ grooming parlour, the unit has been empty for a number of months. It stands in a block of two units, the other being occupied by Shipway Gents’ Barbers.

A total of 27 residents have lodged comments on the application with South Gloucestershire Council, with the overwhelming majority being against the plan on grounds that include parking and traffic issues, cooking smells, litter, noise, vermin and anti-social behaviour. Several objectors also claim that Stoke Gifford already has a sufficient number of takeaway businesses.

Stoke Gifford Parish Council’s Planning Committee has also objected to the scheme, claiming it would

“Impact on neighbouring residents, lack of parking and general traffic congestion, increased litter and smells.”

Just one resident appears to be favour, citing concern over the fact that the property has stood empty for a long period, losing income for the Council’s Property Services department (confirmed as the owner on the application form).

More: Three similar objections over last ten years rejected »

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