Late night bistro planning bid turned down

PLANS for a bistro-style cafe bar in Lenzie have been knocked back by councillors.

An application by high-street delicatessen company Peckham & Rye Ltd to convert the basement of its Kirkintilloch Road store into a late night brasserie, was turned down at an East Dunbartonshire Planning Board meeting last week.

Councillors refused permission after concerns were raised by residents about a possible increase in noise and traffic levels.

This week a spokeswoman for Lenzie Community Council welcomed the Board's decision to reject the application.

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She said: ''Our members have always opposed any plans to open this type of cafe bar in the Queen's Buildings.

''We believe that several issues, such as potential cooking smells, would make this a totally unsuitable premises for such a development.''

A spokesperson for East Dunbartonshire Council said it was felt that the proposed licensed coffee shop would have had a 'detrimental' impact on nearby residential properties.

He added: ''This would be on account of noise and disturbance associated with increased vehicular and pedestrian activity and the potential impact of cooking fumes and odours.''

No-one was available for comment at Peckham & Rye Ltd as the Herald went to press.