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Appeal: Restaurant-to-homes plan turned down to protect village services


A restaurant owner’s plan to replace his restaurant with seven houses has been blocked after an inspector determined that the community's facilities must be protected, despite the business operating at a loss for the past five years.

The restaurant, named Taste of the East, has been serving Indian food for more than 20 years, and has continued to trade seven days a week. It sits in a prominent position in the village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire. According to the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan (HNP), the village's services are spread out around the area, and the community is poorly served by pubs and food outlets in pa.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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