28 March 2017 by CSJ Planning
An application to change the configuration of the service station and use of the units was refused by North Somerset Council in June 2016.
The LPA asserted that the proposed take-away (A5) use would increase the number of pedestrians travelling along Elm Tree Road from the village of Locking and that the lack of a continuous footpath on this road would have highway safety implications.
CSJ were appointed to appeal the decision and worked closely with Transport Planning Associates (TPA) to produce robust case for the appellant. Convincing evidence was prepared to demonstrate that there would be no adverse highways impacts arising from the introduction of the A5 units.
The Inspector sided with the appellant, agreeing that the existing highway conditions were not dangerous and that the primary users of the A5 units would be customers of the petrol filling station, rather than from the nearby village.