Blackburn wtih Darwen cafe's bid sparks parking concerns

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn wtih Darwen cafe's bid sparks parking concerns Blackburn wtih Darwen cafe's bid sparks parking concerns

A BLACKBURN bakery and sandwich shop’s bid to become a cafe has gone down badly with a neighbouring business over car parking concerns.

Blackburn with Darwen planning committee has been recommended to approve a request by David Baron to change the Wild Flower Bakery, Whalley New Road in Roe Lee into a cafe when it meets on Thursday.

Lisa Anne Swindlehurst, from a nearby newsagent's in Whalley New Road, has written to the council concerned about congestion resulting from any change.

She said: “I wish Mr Baron every success in his business, but the issue is really based on the parking; there just isn’t any around here.”

Officers have called for restricted opening times between 8am and 8pm and ground floor use only.

Their report said additional parking created by the cafe would be absorbed by the existing roads in the area.

It noted customers could use public transport to the nearby Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station and bus stops, or take advantage of the nearby Bull’s Head pub car park.

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11:48am Tue 17 Jun 14

Benpupdog says...

Sounds to me that Ms. Swindlehurst is just looking after no.1. She is only bothered that people parking to go in the cafe will affect her trade because her customers will find it harder to park outside her shop.
Sounds to me that Ms. Swindlehurst is just looking after no.1. She is only bothered that people parking to go in the cafe will affect her trade because her customers will find it harder to park outside her shop. Benpupdog
  • Score: 8

12:14pm Tue 17 Jun 14

chammy says...

I was travelling home on the bus last week and even the buses cant park in their spaces because of the cars so its not just a case of mrs swindlehurst commenting on the parking,why make a bad situation worse,and yes it is bad.
I was travelling home on the bus last week and even the buses cant park in their spaces because of the cars so its not just a case of mrs swindlehurst commenting on the parking,why make a bad situation worse,and yes it is bad. chammy
  • Score: 8

10:30pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Legal Beagle says...

I can't imagine the owners of the Bull's Head will be too chuffed about Blackburn Council inviting people to use their car park to visit a nearby cafe.
I can't imagine the owners of the Bull's Head will be too chuffed about Blackburn Council inviting people to use their car park to visit a nearby cafe. Legal Beagle
  • Score: 6

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