Pub owners seek to change off-licence into takeaway restaurant
BOOMERS Public House are seeking to change its off-licence into a takeaway restaurant as part of a planning application because of the “badly affected” public house industry due to the pandemic.
Honeybridge Ltd has sought planning and retention permission for Boomers Public House in Knockmitten Neighbourhood Centre, Dutch Village in Clondalkin.
Planning permission is sought for the reduction in size of the lounge floor area with new entrance doors within the building and a new external fire exit door from the lounge area to the rear of the building.
Proposals include a kitchen extension with part of the previous lounge and the relocation of the off -licence into that previous lounge area.
They are seeking the change of use of the previous off -licence to a takeaway restaurant.
Internal layout changes are included in the permission aspect of the application.
They are also seeking to retain permission for the removal of the internal courtyard with canopy at ground floor level with works to include the removal of the external canopy, new storage room on the first floor and ground floor area being incorporated into a lounge.
Dutch Village Shopping Centre Management Company has given consent to the applicant to apply for the change of use into a takeaway restaurant.
In the application, which was filed by Stephen Mason Architectural and Planning Services on behalf of Honeybridge Ltd, it states that “the existing established takeaway is part of the family run business”.
“The proposed new takeaway will also be part of the family run business, operating with the same opening hours.”
They added, in conclusion: “This proposed development is being considered due to the current pandemic and as a consequence of which the dynamic of the public house industry and the services they provide have been badly affected.”
According the application, the ground floor courtyard was removed around three-years-ago.
On September 14, the local planning authority requested that the applicant provided additional information across three areas of the proposed development. They requested that a letter of consent be provided indicating the proposed fire access onto the proposed open space is acceptable and whether any structures in that space are to be used in this proposal.
The applicant is required to submit a drawing showing surface water layout of the proposed development, a report and drainage drawing showing what Sustainable Drainage Systems are proposed.
And lastly, they have been requested to obtain a letter of confirmation of feasibility from Irish Water and drawings showing the surface water layout and foul water layout. Overall, the council has deemed the proposed development as “acceptable in principle”, subject to the additional information.