Prezzo applies for outdoor seating in Witham

Prezzo applies for outdoor seating in Witham

Prezzo applies for outdoor seating in Witham

First published in News

A chain restaurant is seeking permission for pavement seating outside its town centre branch.

Prezzo has applied for a pavement permit for three tables and 12 seats outside its restaurant in Newland Street, Witham.

The Italian chain opened its Witham site in November after the building, previously occupied by the Discount Superstore shop, underwent structural repairs.

Witham Town Council and the Rotary Club of Witham have both asked that the proposed seating area is reduced in size from mid-November to mid-January to allow the town’s Christmas tree to remain in its current location.

Braintree Council’s licensing committee will rule on the application on Wednesday.

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8:01am Mon 3 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

there are to many things on our pavements now we don't want outside seating the way cars park on our pavements is bad enough in many areas those with mobility scooters have to go out in road leave our pavements alone
there are to many things on our pavements now we don't want outside seating the way cars park on our pavements is bad enough in many areas those with mobility scooters have to go out in road leave our pavements alone Bhudeeka
  • Score: -2

8:32am Mon 3 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

They already have seats outside on the pavement, probably about 3 tables and 12 seats
They already have seats outside on the pavement, probably about 3 tables and 12 seats The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 2

2:14pm Mon 3 Mar 14

keith_l says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
there are to many things on our pavements now we don't want outside seating the way cars park on our pavements is bad enough in many areas those with mobility scooters have to go out in road leave our pavements alone
The pavement at that point is approximately 10 metres wide. As lomgas there is a reasonable width left, and it doesn't block the access to the pavement on Guithavon Street, I can't see a problem.

I doubt if anybody complained when the Discount Superstore displayed their stock on the pavement.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: there are to many things on our pavements now we don't want outside seating the way cars park on our pavements is bad enough in many areas those with mobility scooters have to go out in road leave our pavements alone[/p][/quote]The pavement at that point is approximately 10 metres wide. As lomgas there is a reasonable width left, and it doesn't block the access to the pavement on Guithavon Street, I can't see a problem. I doubt if anybody complained when the Discount Superstore displayed their stock on the pavement. keith_l
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Mon 3 Mar 14

keith_l says...

keith_l wrote:
Bhudeeka wrote:
there are to many things on our pavements now we don't want outside seating the way cars park on our pavements is bad enough in many areas those with mobility scooters have to go out in road leave our pavements alone
The pavement at that point is approximately 10 metres wide. As lomgas there is a reasonable width left, and it doesn't block the access to the pavement on Guithavon Street, I can't see a problem.

I doubt if anybody complained when the Discount Superstore displayed their stock on the pavement.
Just seen finger trouble! Should read "... As long as ...". Oops.
[quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: there are to many things on our pavements now we don't want outside seating the way cars park on our pavements is bad enough in many areas those with mobility scooters have to go out in road leave our pavements alone[/p][/quote]The pavement at that point is approximately 10 metres wide. As lomgas there is a reasonable width left, and it doesn't block the access to the pavement on Guithavon Street, I can't see a problem. I doubt if anybody complained when the Discount Superstore displayed their stock on the pavement.[/p][/quote]Just seen finger trouble! Should read "... As long as ...". Oops. keith_l
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Mon 3 Mar 14

er...i'll stop you there says...

I don't think I'll eat outside, there is a bus stop about 6 steps away where the regular homeless/drunks meet up for a chinwag, not ideal.
I don't think I'll eat outside, there is a bus stop about 6 steps away where the regular homeless/drunks meet up for a chinwag, not ideal. er...i'll stop you there
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Mon 3 Mar 14

sKorch says...

This is not news.

Prezzo's were granted permission for 3 tables and 12 chairs way back in July 2013.

Check out planning app 13/00410/FUL.

Tsck-Tsck
This is not news. Prezzo's were granted permission for 3 tables and 12 chairs way back in July 2013. Check out planning app 13/00410/FUL. Tsck-Tsck sKorch
  • Score: 1

2:10pm Thu 6 Mar 14

keith_l says...

sKorch wrote:
This is not news.

Prezzo's were granted permission for 3 tables and 12 chairs way back in July 2013.

Check out planning app 13/00410/FUL.

Tsck-Tsck
Agreed - and are no subsequent requests on the planning portal. In addition, Witham Town Council's comment made no mention of the Christmas Tree - it only asked for the furniture to be removed when the restaurant is closed, and there is no submission from Rotary Club.
[quote][p][bold]sKorch[/bold] wrote: This is not news. Prezzo's were granted permission for 3 tables and 12 chairs way back in July 2013. Check out planning app 13/00410/FUL. Tsck-Tsck[/p][/quote]Agreed - and are no subsequent requests on the planning portal. In addition, Witham Town Council's comment made no mention of the Christmas Tree - it only asked for the furniture to be removed when the restaurant is closed, and there is no submission from Rotary Club. keith_l
  • Score: 0

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