Given 14 days notice

I WAS alarmed to read in last week's Weston Mercury (Seafront caf� set to double in size) that the former Waves Restaurant on the Promenade, opposite the Old Thatched Cottage Restaurant, could be rebuilt over two storeys.

I WAS alarmed to read in last week's Weston Mercury (Seafront caf� set to double in size) that the former Waves Restaurant on the Promenade, opposite the Old Thatched Cottage Restaurant, could be rebuilt over two storeys.

I would suggest that most Westonians would view the increase in size as inappropriate, given this prominent seafront site.

Also alarming was factually incorrect information from North Somerset's deputy leader and executive member for planning, Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, who was reported as stating "the cafe has been empty for months after it was abandoned by the last tenant, and then vandalised and has become a bit of an eyesore".

This comment is disingenuous, as the former tenant did not 'abandon' the restaurant, but was given 14 days notice to vacate the premises in 2008. This notice was served by Councillor Ap Rees' own planning department despite over 12 months left upon the tenant's lease.


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Any subsequent vandalism is, I'm afraid Councillor Ap Rees, totally self-inflicted.

SIMON WOTTON

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