BSCF response to planning application for Carluccio's Restaurant

The Planning Department
East Herts District Council
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8EQ
11 November 2014

Dear Sirs

3/14/1943/AD – Carluccio’s, 16 North Street, Bishop’s Stortford

I write on behalf of the Bishop’s Stortford Civic Federation in response to the above application. We note that this application includes internally illuminated signage. This site is located in the Bishop’s Stortford Conservation Area. We believe illuminated signage would be contrary to saved policy BH15 of the Local Plan 2007 and contrary to policy HA6 of the Draft District Plan. The BSCF therefore objects to this aspect of the application.

We note that the front elevation drawing includes tables and chairs on the pavement in front of the building and would question whether the pavement has sufficient width in this area to accommodate al fresco dining without presenting a hazard to pedestrians.

Yours faithfully

Jill Wade