We are disappointed to note that Caffe Nero have been granted planning permission retrospectively for their new outlet in Ruislip High Street. They took over a former retail shop which was governed by a different class usage to Restaurants and Cafes and yet that rule has been relaxed in this case. The planning committee may have been influenced by recent Appeal decisions where a change of use has been allowed on the basis that a 'take away' element retains a part former use.
Published in 2011 on 13 May 2011. Updated on 20 September 2011