Decision details

230908/FUL - 104-105 Friar Street

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Change of use of 104-105 Friar Street from a vacant Class E unit to an Adult Gaming Centre (Sui Generis). 


The Committee considered a report on the above application.


It was reported at the meeting that the Licensing Sub-Committee had agreed to give a licence to the premises.  The licence had not yet been issued, but would include two conditions relating to CCTV and signage about CCTV.  The proposed planning condition 3 in the report relating to CCTV was therefore not appropriate and it was suggested that Condition 3 be removed and replaced with an informative regarding the CCTV requirements from the licensing conditions. 


Comments and objections were received and considered.


Resolved –


That consideration of application 230908/FUL be deferred for further information on matters including:

·       whether the development would result in clustering of too many similar uses within one area in the town centre in relation to the range and diversity of leisure uses required by Policy CR4 of the Local Plan (paragraphs 5.3.13 and 5.3.14 refer) and whether it would impact the requirement for active frontages in the town centre in Policy CR7 of the Local Plan;

·       whether there had been an active search for other uses for the premises since the closure of the café on the site in March 2023.

Publication date: 22/09/2023

Date of decision: 06/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Planning Applications Committee

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