Bid to Turn Former Mobile Phone Shop into Restaurant

Landlord seeking change of use to aid letting of unit

286 Chiswick High Road
286 Chiswick High Road. Picture: Whitmans Commercial


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The owners of a retail unit in Chiswick want permission to convert it into a restaurant or café after they were unable to let it as a shop.

The former premises of the O2 mobile phone shop at 286 Chiswick High Road have been vacant since November of last year. The 1,000 sg foot unit is advertised on a leasehold basis with an annual rent of £65,000 and a rateable value of £62,500.

An application has now been made for a change of use at the site to a flexible-use of either A1, A3 (restaurant and café) or A5 (hot food takeaway) as opposed to just A1 retail use.

The applicant says there has been little interest in the unit since it was advertised to let other than from food and drink businesses who would not be able to use it without a change of use being granted.

In the statement accompanying the application says that the change would promote a more diverse and sustainable mix of uses, activate the existing retail frontage, promote footfall and linked trips and add to the viability and the vitality of the area.

It also state that the proposal to widen the approved uses on the site accords with the Government’s intentions to create a new commercial, business and services use class outlined within the recent letter from the Secretary of State dated 30 June 2020.

No alterations are proposed to the premises in the application.

If you want to make a comment on the application email quoting reference P/2020/2233.

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July 20, 2020


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