The Etc… Restaurant and Bar – which last week was declared the joint winner of Penarth’s annual Christmas-window competition and is seen as a major new-business success story in the town – has now received a planning enforcement notice from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The Vale Council letter alleges that the Etc… Restaurant – which is at 1 Royal Buildings, Stanwell Road, is using the pavement outside the premises for what the letter calls “a variety of advertisements”.
It is standard practice that when a complaint is received the planning officers in the Vale Council are obliged to issue a letter and look into the matter.
In many cases the council officers find that there has been no breach of planning permission and the business is allowed to carry on as before.
In other instances however – if there is found to have been a breach – the business can be required to rectify the situation and become compliant within a set period of time . The business is also able to appeal against the enforcement notice.