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Owner ‘frustrated’ at reaction to plan for restaurant
MARCO Dellapina, one of the directors of Parma, told the Guardian the council’s response was ‘frustrating’ and came about from a ‘lot of people not understanding the issues’.
“It was Cheshire East who told us to make this application,” he said.
“It was Beverley Wilders at Cheshire East who told us – the only reason we were given A1/A3 and not A3 was because Starbucks were operating with an A3 licence and they wanted to restrict the usage of A3 within the Royal George development.
“When they left they said it freed up a A3 usage and that’s why we’ve applied for it.
“The problem with this is that the town council don’t understand the issues and people in Cheshire East are arguing amongst themselves most of the time. The outside seating area has been approved by the council, even though it wasn’t done formally.
“We’re not encroaching on the road area at all.
“The seating area is next to a lamppost so you can’t drive over that – plus it’s technically a shared space and not a highway.”
Marco added the restaurant had paid £1,000 for a specialist highways report, which indicated there were no problems with the seating area.
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