A COUNCILLOR has confirmed they have received a premises licence from a popular food chain.

Braintree Council have now confirmed that Wagamama have officially submitted a premises licence for an address in Charter Way, Braintree.

Councillor Wendy Schmitt, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Licencing, said: “We have received an application for a Premises Licence for a Wagamama restaurant at Charter Way, Braintree, which will be determined in accordance with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.”

No planning application for the building has yet been submitted to Braintree Council.

However, because Wagamama are a restaurant they would not need to make a planning application for a change of use of the property as it was previously a restaurant.

Nevertheless, it is possible that their plans might necessitate the need to get planning permission if there were to be significant alterations to the building, for example, the interior layout or change of signage.

It was recently revealed that Wagamama has put through a premises licence application for 11A Charter Way in Braintree, at the location of the old Las Iguanas restaurant.

Latin American restaurant Las Iguanas opened in Braintree in 2015 but closed last year after owners Casual Dining Group announced it would close 91 or its 250 restaurants across the country.

It has been previously estimated that the ground floor premises with mezzanine that was formerly occupied by Las Iguanas and could cost £9,167 a month.

A copy of the application may be inspected on the licensing register at causeway house, Braintree from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Any person wishing to make a representation should write to the licensing officer, Braintree District Council, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9HB or email licensing@braintree.gov.uk.

The consultation end date is on December 21.

Wagamama are yet to provide any comment.