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Drive-through restaurant ruled out on green belt

Incompatibility with green belt policy has resulted in dismissal of plans for a drive-through restaurant at a motorway service area alongside the M25 in Surrey.

Trial period fails to justify extension of takeway opening hours

A drive-thru McDonalds close to a residential area of a West Midlands city failed to secure permanently extended opening hours.

Article 4 Direction prevents shop to restaurant under permitted development

A prior approval for conversion of a retail shop to a restaurant under permitted development rights in east London was refused because a non-immediate Article 4 Direction withdrawing all permitted development rights for changes of use from retail shops to other uses was enacted throughout the borough during the consideration time for the proposal.

Restaurant morphed into pub

In agreeing that there could sometimes be a fine line in deciding whether a building was in use as a restaurant or a pub, a reporter decided to uphold an enforcement notice in Glasgow, rejecting the appellant's contention that no material change of use had occurred.

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