Gorleston cafe owner’s tasty plans get seal of approval
A CAFE owner has been given the green light to set up two ice cream freezers in front of his seafront business - despite concerns they could block a busy walkway.
Jay Formosa, who runs the Beach Kiosk on Gorleston promenade, was granted planning permission to site the cabinets in front of his busy cafe by Great Yarmouth Borough Council members at a meeting tonight.
But the thumbs up has only been given on a temporary basis of one year so the freezers' effect on pedestrian movements can be monitored.
During the debate some councillors sided with objectors and expressed concern that the freezers could block an already congested area. But others were firmly behind Mr Formosa and dispelled the congestion worries as 'absolute rubbish'.
Charles Reynolds said: 'Whatever you say it's (the cafe) a great improvement to that site, give the guy a chance.'
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During tonight's planning meeting plans were also passed to allow a pair of popular holiday parks to extend their season.
Holiday firm Park Resorts was given permission to extend the opening season at Breydon Water Holiday Park in Burgh Castle and California Cliffs Holiday Park in Scratby to 11 months .
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The company had originally applied to open both sites all year round but councillors voted to approve an 11 month season to alleviate residents' concerns that the sites would become residential if granted longer opening times.
Had permission been given for the parks to open for 12 months they would have become the first holiday parks in the borough granted all year round opening.