Domino’s given green light to open new takeaway store in Portishead High Street
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Domino’s Pizza has been given permission to open a new store in Portishead town centre – and will be allowed to stay open to 3am two nights a week.
The international business has been given consent by North Somerset Council to turn an old takeaway in High Street into a new premises, despite some concerns from people living in the town over noise.
Domino’s will transform the above flat so it can be used for business purposes and build an extension to the rear of the store.
It also states that the new takeaway will create 35 jobs and bring a vacant unit back into use.
The plans for a new takeaway however attracted seven objections from members of the public.
A loss of housing space, concerns over an increase in traffic and an extra Italian food business in the town were all issues raised by residents. North Somerset however said the latter issue is not a planning matter and therefore was not a sufficiently strong reason to turn down the application.
Portishead Town Council was broadly in favour of Domino’s scheme, however raised concerns over the late-night openings proposed. Despite this, North Somerset Council will allow Domino’s to open from 8am to midnight Sunday to Thursday and 8am-3am on Fridays and Saturdays.
In its decision notice, North Somerset Council said: “With regards to the impact of noise and disturbance as a result of the additional floors being used in relation to the business, and the opening times, the environment officer has no objection on the basis there is a lack of residential units in the vicinity of the site.
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“The surrounding uses are not considered to be noise-sensitive to a degree that would make the proposed development unacceptable.”
And the council was satisfied that extra traffic would be minimal.
The report said: “The council’s highways officer considers the traffic generation would not be significantly increased given the established use. With regards to parking, the site is within a sustainable town centre location with good links to off-street parking facilities nearby.”