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Papa John's Amend New Store Plans As Fight For Approval Continues

17th May 2018
By Peter Chapman

Papa John's Pizza haven't given up on their relocation within Burgess Hill after submitting some amended plans to Mid Sussex District Council as they hope to get the green light to move to Station Road.

The popular take-away pizza chain have faced a number of obstacles, which include: the opening hours; customer parking; ventliation; and surprisingly the most important of all - space for bins in a communal area behind their proposed new location at 51 Station Road.

Local *experts* have been claiming that Papa John's have given up and pulled out of Burgess Hill completely, but activity on the MSDC planning portal shows that the company are doing everything possible to reopen in the town.

The latest amendment to their plans is to use three thinner, but taller waste bins and to fit them under the stairs which leads to the flats above the shops. The previous plans had two wide, smaller bins which would have caused more of an obstruction.

The orginal plan for the number of bins and their location

The amended plan which shows three narrow bins being placed under the stairs.

A local resident has commented on the planning portal regarding the updated plans, stating that cutting away a section of the stairwell could make it structually unsafe and how with the volume of cars parked in the courtyard, it will be near impossible for the staff to reach the bins.

Your reporter went to the scene at 7:45pm on Wednesday to see how congested the area is....

.......oh! It's surprisingly empty with plenty of room to move and access the bins.

How will the planning officer rule on this one?

The saga will rumble on for quite a while yet....

Spread the word, Papa John's have not given up on Burgess Hill

Got an opinion on this story? Leave a comment below.....
Do you think that changing the arrangment of the bins out the back of the shop will see Papa John's awarded planning permission?

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