Application Details

Reference 18/02074/F
Address 285 Gloucester Road Bishopston Bristol BS7 8NY  
Street View
Gloucester Road Story
Proposal Change of use from retail (Use Class A1) to restaurant (Use Class A3) and associated external alterations including rear flue, enclosure of frontage with dwarf wall for outdoor seating
Validated 04-05-18
Type Full Planning
Status Pending consideration
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 06-06-18
Standard Consultation Expiry 07-06-18
Determination Deadline 29-06-18
BCC Planning Portal Application
Public Comments Supporters: 1 Objectors: 5  Unstated: 2  Total: 8
No. of Page Views 28

TBS response: NEUTRAL

Recommendation submitted 25-05-18

 

This ia an application to convert an empty shop into another cafe/restaurant. Local residents are concerned about the cooking smells, particularly from the low-level rear flue. We hope that this and other concerns we have registered will be taken into account.

Public Comments

The Bishopston Society 

The Bishopston Society is concerned about the impact of the increasing number ofrestaurants and cafes on the Gloucester Road on local residents. On the other hand we are alsoconcerned about empty shops and loss of trading activity on the Gloucester Road, due tochanging shopping habits. In this case we do not object to the change from A1 shop use to A3restaurant use as such, but would ask that certain checks and balances are applied;- the location and specification of the kitchen extract should be carefully assessed to minimisenoise and smalls impacting on local residents (particularly in the light of protracted problems withthe extract for Luna).- the opening hours should not be allowed to extend beyond those stated in the application.- Bristol City Council should assess the situation in the rear lane behind the proposed restaurant toensure that the storage of commercial waste bins and the method of collection is not aninconvenience or a health risk to local residents.

Mr John Payne 53 ZETLAND ROAD, BRISTOL BS6 7AJ   OBJECT

Bristol Civic Society is concerned that the proposal would lead to a harmful cumulativeimpact from restaurant uses in this area of Gloucester Road. The Society also considers that theproposed extraction flue would harm the amenity of residential properties to the rear of the site.

Unknown   OBJECT

Mr I Bullock 64 BRYNLAND AVENUE BISHOPSTON BRISTOL   OBJECT

I strongly object to yet another restaurant appearing on this section of Gloucester Road.The existing noise of bins and air pollution from kitchen flues is already excessive, and I have nodoubt that another restaurant will only make this situation worse.

After hundreds of complaints over several years, the Lona situation is slightly improved, but evennow I am unable to open my windows on occasions due to the offensive, and possibly dangerous,fumes. Therefore I have little confidence that promises made regarding air quality and noise can,or will, be kept. This is a residential area and that needs to be acknowledged.

Mr Oliver Hale 283 GLOUSTER ROAD BRISTOL BRISTOL   SUPPORT

I am in support of the preposed plan. The area is going through a fantastic stage ofregeneration. Another restaurant would add to the vibrance of the area.

Ms Tess Robbins 60 BRYNLAND AVE BISHOPSTON BRISTOL   OBJECT

We would need to know what sort of restaurant is planned.Lona has had a considerable impact on the street behind with ongoing smoke ,now improved butstill noticeable, and considerable night time and early morning extreme noise with the movingaround of dustbins.This is a regular feature, 4-5 nights a week.There are several eating places on this stretch of road.There is a need for other shops not more restaurants.Delivery vans impact on the back lane and subsiding drains.

Miss Amy Wadsworth FIRST FLOOR FLAT, 283 GLOUCESTER ROAD BRISTOL  

I am the occupier of the front bedroom flat of 283 Gloucester Road.I would like to ensure that the building work is kept to the legal times that construction work is notprohibited.As it stands currently, noise pollution from other neighbouring restaurants on weekends and nightsis high. This proposed restaurant will be closer to me than Lona - 281 Gloucester Road - which isalready loud due to outside seating area and customers smoking. The proposed application fails tostate what time the outside area will be shut. My concerns are level of noise will increase outsideour two front bedrooms, especially with people loitering to smoke alongside eating out there. Canmore information be released with regards to this.

Mrs Mary Iles 62 BRYNLAND AVENUE BISHOPSTON BRISTOL   OBJECT

Living in the rank of houses facing the back of 285 Gloucester Road I strongly object toanother restaurant with a rear facing flue due to the smoke, smell, pollution and reduction in airquality. In the rank of shops where 285 Gloucester Road is situated there are already threeexisting restaurants all with flues. "Lona" (281 Gloucester Road), Pizza Rova (289 GloucesterRoad), Xing Long (287 Gloucester Road) plus Boston Tea Party (293 Gloucester Road) on theadjacent corner which all produce smoke, smells, pollution and reduce air quality.

As residents of nearby homes we endured many months of lengthy disputes regarding the positionof the flue belonging to the restaurant "Lona" (281 Gloucester Road). With the help ofEnvironmental Health this flue was eventually relocated from the rear of the building to the front ofthe building which faces Gloucester Road. This has made an improvement but smoke and smellsare still very evident.

If the flue for 285 Gloucester Road is located at the rear of the property as per the planningapplication this will be very near to several residential flats and houses. The position of the flue islow in the roof line which will have a greater impact on the surrounding properties and their airquality.

The restaurants mentioned above plus 285 Gloucester Road all back onto Nevil Lane (which is apublic Lane) and all have large industrial waste bins which are permantly located in Nevil Lane.This makes vehicle access to the garages on Nevil Lane very difficult. The Council's refusecollection lorry can no longer reverse down Nevil Lane due to the large industrial bins.

After looking at the plans we have one other concern. The plans appear to only show one toilet for

the whole restaurant.