PROPOSALS for a new pizza takeaway in Burnham-on-Sea were given the green light by Sedgemoor District Council yesterday (March 30).

Multinational pizza chain Domino's submitted a planning application to open a takeaway outlet in a vacant building in Victoria Street, which had previously been occupied by a Barclays bank branch.

District councillors voted 13-2 in favour of the application, granting permission subject to an additional condition relating to deliveries and opening hours.

Therefore, while approval was given, the takeaway will need to close at 1am each evening, rather than the 3am which had been requested, due to noise concerns.

There were 16 letters of objection and three of support, while case officer Dean Titchener recommended granting permission in his report to the Sedgemoor councillors.

In giving that recommendation, he summarised that the planning application would: be acceptable in its proposed use, as part of a mix of uses in the town centre; make use of empty premises; and provide employment and potentially bring visitors to town

The report added: "Following changes to the shopfront to retain character, the change of use is considered acceptable.

"There are no other impacts (noise, odour etc) which cannot be satisfactorily addressed by condition (or in case of hours, addressed through licensing)."