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Planning permission paves way for Castle Donington Dominos

Pizza takeaway firm Dominos could be set to open a new store in Castle Donington after planning permission was granted to change the use of an existing shop.

North West Leicestershire District Council’s Planning Committee voted in favour of allowing the current Go Local shop in Bondgate to change its use to a hot food takeaway.

It is now expected that Dominos, which according to the shop’s landlord and proprietor has shown an interest in purchasing the site, will negotiate a deal with the Go Local store.

A number of submissions were made both for and against the application, with the main concerns being traffic and a lack of customer parking. The proprietor of the shop itself submitted that he had concerns about the ‘long-term viability’ of his store and would like to be able to negotiate with Dominos.

Speaking about the decision, Chairman of Planning Committee, Councillor David Stevenson, said: “This was a very difficult decision for the committee and it was pleasing to see so many representatives of the Castle Donington community so engaged in the decision-making process.

“The committee weighed up the evidence and looked at the facts, including the submissions from the current shop owner, and felt it was to the benefit of Castle Donington that this site remains occupied and used into the future. The new hot food take away will make a positive contribution to the vitality and viability of the Castle Donington centre, so that it caters for all tastes

“The fact that the Highways Authority raised no concerns about the application also had a significant bearing on the decision.” 

A further four applications were heard at the planning committee on Tuesday 10 April, of which two were permitted and two were refused.

One of the refused applications was for a new home in Normanton Road, Packington, which lies outside the limits to development outlined in the North West Leicestershire Local Plan. The committee refused the application on these grounds.

Here is the full breakdown of the decisions made at Planning Committee:

Planning reference

Description

Location

Decision

18/00049/FUL

Change of use from a shop to a hot food takeaway, including installation of extraction/ventilation equipment

10, Bondgate, Castle Donington. DE74 2NS


PERMITTED

17/01575/OUT

Building of one detached, self-build home with detached double garage and formation of new access

Land off Redburrow Lane, Normanton Road, Packington


REFUSED

17/01810/FUL

Building of a new detached home with associated parking, following the demolition of an existing studio/storage building

1, Hollow Road, Breedon on the Hill. DE73 8AU

PERMITTED

18/00218/FUL

Change of use of a four-bedroom home to a six-bedroom, ten person HMO (home in multiple occupation)

Derby Road, Kegworth. DE74 2EN

REFUSED

18/00043/VCU

Changes to the planning conditions of a previously approved application to build four bungalows

Site at Staley Avenue, Ashby de la Zouch. LE65 2PP

PERMITTED

Agendas, papers and minutes for Planning Committee can be found at www.nwleics.gov.uk/meetings.

Planning Committee meets every month and is a public meeting – members of the public are welcome to attend. Any member of the public wishing to address Planning Committee must register to do so before midday on the Friday before the committee meeting.

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