Plans for new takeaway in Budleigh Salterton town centre are revived

Plans to turn a former Budleigh Salterton solicitors’ office into a takeaway have been revived.

New proposals for 42 High Street – formerly Everys – to become a hot food outlet have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Previous blueprints for the premises were rejected in January due to questions over a mooted extraction system at the back of the property.

However, applicant Mr Brian Male is again seeking permission for a change of use.

He has this time provided detailed designs of the proposed extraction system which have been produced by a specialist.

Opening hours of the takeaway would be 3pm to 10.30pm on weekdays and 1pm to 11pm on weekends and bank holidays.

The latest planning application states two full-time and four part-time jobs would be created.

“The proposal will have no impact on the property’s frontage and the rear of all properties to the High Street have been heavily modified over the years and the proposal is not felt to impact on the characteristics of Brook Road,” say the proposals.

The original scheme won the backing of town councillors, who said last year: “Anything other than an empty building is positive.”

But EDDC turned down the proposals – as it did not have enough information on the extraction system.

Rejecting the application under delegated powers, an EDDC officer said: “Whilst the principle of a change of use from an office to a takeaway is accepted, the information submitted with regards to the necessary extraction system is insufficient to conclude there will be no material impact on nearby residents, despite the information being sought on a number of occasions.”

EDDC will decide the fate of the new application.

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