NOTICE TO BE SERVED ON CAFFE NERO
on the Chiswick Area Committee
voted on 3rd Jan that enforcement
action be taken against the
Caffe Nero at 192 Chiswick High
Road because they did not have
the necessary planning permission
to open. The Council will now
serve an Enforcement Notice
on the coffee shop.
of the planning committee Peter
Thompson said: " We felt
that it was wrong of them to
by-pass the planning process.
Moreover if no action is taken
now in 10 years time these properties
would be deemed to have A3 consent
(needed for restaurants etc)
and could be converted into
pubs or restaurants without
them needing any planning permission
at all. This could have serious
consequences for the High Road
and for local residents."
to coffee shop - no change of
use at 192 High Road?
such as Starbucks, Caffe Nero & Coffee
Republic (among others) have consistent claimed
that the use of their premises does not require
planning permission, arguing that no material
change of use has occurred.
decision does not necessarily mean the immediate
closure of Caffe Nero and other coffee shops.
Beamish, Principal Planning Enforcement Officer
of Hounslow Council, wrote on the ChiswickW4.com
forum: "I'm sure Caffe Nero would
appeal against this & the matter would
ultimately be determined by the Planning Inspectorate.
This is our 'test case' and if we won the appeal
we would then review other premises."
debate on this issue