Town leaders and neighbours oppose plans for Chipping Sodbury restaurant

August 02 2016

PLANS to convert outbuildings at a 17th century house in Chipping Sodbury into a restaurant and function room are being opposed by neighbours.

PLANS to convert outbuildings at a 17th century house in Chipping Sodbury into a restaurant and function room are being opposed by neighbours.
Listed Vayre House in Hatters Lane would remain as a private home under the proposal, with the outbuildings and a swimming pool altered to provide the new facilities.
But South Gloucestershire Council has received objections from residents of neighbouring homes, including retirement bungalows, saying they would be disturbed by people leaving the restaurant and functions, especially at night.
Sodbury Town Council has also objected to the scheme, saying it would lead to increased traffic in the locality and would have a potential impact on adjoining residents.
Its members further suggested that restaurants should be located in the town centre.
But documents supplied on behalf of applicant Karen Stallabrass said the outbuildings were in disrepair and the proposal would breathe new life into them.
Converting them would also allow the expansion of Ms Stallabrass’ existing catering business.
South Gloucestershire planners will determine the application at a later date.