Food stall will be allowed to operate from pub car park despite villagers’ concerns

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 March 2018

The Rudleigh Inn. Picture: Google

The Rudleigh Inn. Picture: Google

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Coffees and refreshments will be sold from a stand in a pub car park, despite concerns over smells, litter and noise.

The Rudleigh Inn car park. Picture: GoogleThe Rudleigh Inn car park. Picture: Google

Brittany Hawker applied to North Somerset Council for a licence to sell food and refreshments from a stall in a pub car park in Easton-in-Gordano.

The idea was that the stand would operate under the name Spinifex Coffee from 5-11am on weekdays.

But concerns were raised about the early start, and the possibility of smells and noise.

North Somerset Council held a licencing hearing and agreed to grant consent, despite receiving some objections.

Pill and Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council objected to the plan for the stall at the Rudleigh Inn, in Martcombe Road.

In a statement, councillors said: “Due to the quantity and speed of the traffic on the A369 at this point, and the fact the Rudleigh Inn is situated at the brow of a hill, it would be extremely dangerous for vehicles exiting this site in either direction.

“Concern was also raised regarding the impact on residents due to the proposed 5am start, the problem of litter along the A369 caused by customers leaving the site, and the impact on St George’s Flower Bank, the local nature reserve.”

People living in opposite the pub described the stall as a potential ‘eyesore’.

John and Geraldine Puzey said: “There is an obvious potential for a nuisance of both noise and smell coming from the snack van.

“The proposed trading start time of 5am will result in noise coming from the unit’s generators power supply at a time when we and other local residents will still be in bed. We are very worried indeed about this application.

“We do not wish to stop others pursuing a lawful business but this location is quite wrong for this type of venture.”

Villager Bob Buck said any increase in traffic to the car park should be resisted because of the difficulty of accessing it.

Although North Somerset Council did grant consent, it decided to change the trading hours Spinifex would be allowed to operate during.

Its spokesman said: “The committee heard evidence from residents concerned as to the suitability of the trading site. The committee decided to grant the street trading consent but reduced the trading hours to 6.30-11am Monday to Friday.”

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