Pizza take­away in vil­lage ap­proved

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

PIZZA take­away firm Domi­nos could be set to open a new store in Cas­tle Don­ing­ton af­ter plan­ning per­mis­sion was granted to change the use of an ex­ist­ing shop.

North West Le­ices­ter­shire District Coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee voted in favour of al­low­ing the cur­rent Go Lo­cal shop in Bondgate to change its use to a hot food take­away.

It is now ex­pected that Domi­nos, which ac­cord­ing to the shop’s land­lord and pro­pri­etor has shown an in­ter­est in pur­chas­ing the site, will ne­go­ti­ate a deal with the Go Lo­cal store.

A num­ber of sub­mis­sions were made both for and against the ap­pli­ca­tion, with the main con­cerns be­ing traf­fic and a lack of cus­tomer park­ing. The pro­pri­etor of the shop it­self sub­mit­ted that he had con­cerns about the ‘long-term vi­a­bil­ity’ of his store and would like to be able to ne­go­ti­ate with Domi­nos.

Speak­ing about the de­ci­sion, chair­man of the plan­ning com­mit­tee, Coun David Steven­son, said: “This was a very dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion for the com­mit­tee and it was pleas­ing to see so many rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Cas­tle Don­ing­ton com­mu­nity so en­gaged in the de­ci­sion-mak­ing process.

“The com­mit­tee weighed up the ev­i­dence and looked at the facts, in­clud­ing the sub­mis­sions from the cur­rent shop owner, and felt it was to the ben­e­fit of Cas­tle Don­ing­ton that this site re­mains oc­cu­pied and used into the fu­ture. The new hot food take away will make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the vi­tal­ity and vi­a­bil­ity of the Cas­tle Don­ing­ton cen­tre, so that it caters for all tastes.

“The fact that the High­ways Au­thor­ity raised no con­cerns about the ap­pli­ca­tion also had a sig­nif­i­cant bear­ing on the de­ci­sion.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.