Chip shop plan given go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 13:30 09 June 2016

A fish and chip store in Highbridge has been approved by the town council.

A fish and chip store in Highbridge has been approved by the town council.

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Plans for a new fish and chip shop in Highbridge have been given the go-ahead by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, despite some opposition from residents.

An application was submitted to open the shop in Morland Road, alongside the convenience store, but some residents are concerned about the potential smell.

Somerset’s Environmental Health team has raised the same issue and has asked for clarification of plans to reduce odours.

Highbridge councillor John Parkes was another to express concern about the impact of the new addition on other businesses.

He said: “While I have no objections to the plans, I must put my Highbridge councillor hat on and say I am conscious that this may have a knock-on effect on trade of existing food shops.”

However, Cllr Andy Brewer said the move would be positive for Highbridge. He said: “This is a more central location and people will appreciate not having to go to Church Street for fish and chips.”

The application will now be assessed by Sedgemoor District Council.

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