YEOVIL NEWS: Planners chew over Pizza Hut plans

YEOVIL NEWS: Planners chew over Pizza Hut plans

PIZZA Hut has failed to win the support of local planners in its proposals to open up a new takeaway in the centre of Yeovil.

Verona Foods Ltd has applied to South Somerset District Council for permission to turn office premises at 29 Princes Street, Yeovil, into a takeaway outlet for the well-known pizza chain.

But members of Yeovil Town Council’s planning committee were far from impressed by the proposals when they discussed them last week.

The councillors came up with a number of reasons on Monday, July 17, 2017, on which the planning application should be refused permission.

They felt the takeaway would be detrimental to the character of the Princes Street conservation area and there were concerns raised about the position of an extractor fan and ventilation which would be of nuisance to nearby residents.

Councillors were also concerned about the number of collections and deliveries to and from the takeaway which could cause disturbance and nuisance to those living nearby.

But the councillors have said that if the application is given the go-ahead by South Somerset District Council then a condition should attached ensuring the takeaway is closed by 11pm in line with other similar businesses in the area.

The district council has received a number of objections from people living nearby who are concerned about the proposed food outlet.

There is already an existing Pizza Hut restaurant – as opposed to takeaway/delivery outlet – at the Yeovale Leisure Park in Yeovil which is at the other end of the town to the proposed new premises.

A final decision on the application will be made by South Somerset District Council in early August 2017.