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#1 ll

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 09:56 PM

Surely this is no further for customers to get to than Kergord Mill and does not follow any earlier precedents that have been set on similar developments.

 

Maybe the cooncil do not want to have any more private enterprises competing against the likes of Kergord, Hays Dock, Islesburgh, Mareel and the like?

 

With fingers in all these pies, they should declare and interest on any decision.

 

If the provision of adequate car parking is a material condition of such a development, it is obviously going to be used by cars that drive to the place.

 

When there has often been a handout culture for developments such as this in Shetland, it is very disappointing that someone willing to invest their own, time energy and capital in this is knocked down at the first hurdle.

 

 

 

 


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#2 fionajohn

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:15 PM

apart from those living in lerwick nearly every-one else has to use a car if they wish to eat out ,in my case it would be half the distance to parkhouse as it is to lerwick so the council is adding to my carbon footfall.

it would also give much needed employment in the north end as we can't all work at sullon voe


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 12:01 AM

I agree with fionajohn. I would have to drive half the distance to brae as I would to Lerwick. Maybe brae could get some shops then it might take over from Lerwick.
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#4 Ghostrider

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 09:46 AM

Planning must have missed this, or they'd have had Frankie's closed down with what they've done to encourage "enviornmental damage"

 

https://scontent-lhr...ee7&oe=56F24BA8


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 08:08 PM

Agree with all the above, if it's against the rules then the rules are stupid.
Businesses closing all over the place and they won't let a proven entrepreneur start one up.
It's a pizza nonsense.
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#6 wotsit

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 09:45 AM

If climate change is the excuse to stop the restaurant from opening then every development as soon as you use concrete should fail.

Concrete is not environmentally friendly so how far do the planners want to interpret the policies ?



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 10:45 AM

http://www.shetland....d26_09_2014.pdf

 

Whilst I don't disagree with the necessity to have an overall plan for development, the document then tries to solve all the World's problems, including Climate change! In fact I would even go so far as saying it is actually a very comprehensive and well constructed document. Considering that people from all over Shetland already drive into Lerwick to get a Curry, Chinese, Fish and Chips or simply a pint, what is wrong with any restaurant being located wherever it's owners feel they want to locate it? The Customers will decide the fate of any business, not Government.

 

It appears pretty obvious to me, that the only solution is going to be to forcibly relocate all the inhabitants of Shetland into "Da Toon" and a large wall will need to be built to contain the occupants - it could even be guarded by armed Vikings, and the enthralled tourists could be sailed in from Aberdeen in Galleys. This will dramatically decrease Climate changing emissions as there will be NO commuting, ensure an excellent centralised education system and ensure that EVERYONE will be able to have full access to the eating establishment of their choice, by push bike or shanks pony. 

 

There are thousands of workers living in ships and barges all over the place working on expanding Oil and Gas construction projects, personnel staging through in aircraft and ships for the offshore business, tourists coming in from all over the World to experience all the fabulous things Shetland has to offer, going to remote places like Hermaness and Sumburgh Head (try that in your bus) and we are focused on the literal interpretation of a planning document that although containing fundamentally good policies and intent, throws in little "issues" like Climate Change, sustainability and transportation like this, that make the entire planning process pointless. This is exactly the kind of new business venture that should be supported and the location is irrelevant. People already drive all over Shetland for meals anyway, because each establishment offers a different choice and experience.

 

The reality of this application is that it will succeed, as the full Council will have to rule on the recommendations of the Planning Committee and they will over-ride them just like all of these issues that arise.

 

I can't wait for the Restaurant to open and see what they are going to offer. Good luck.


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#8 Rasmie

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 12:49 PM

Perhaps we should discourage tourists from coming to Shetland, after all the cost to the environment, by their travel is just too much.


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:00 PM

Planning are missing a good opportunity to add a much needed caravan park to the area. Situate it next to or near the Pizzaria and you get instant footfall :D



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:58 PM

^ But should Planning really be encourging caravanning? I mean, I can't think caravanning is much fun or popular if you have to walk and cycle, and its not like they can be seen to be encouraging fossil fuel use, after all just how low is the mpg if you have the audacity to be a major polluter and hitch one up to a towing vehicle.



#11 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 02:55 PM

So are the policies going to change then given that if we're still in the EU by 2020 all new cars have to be electric or wotnot?



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 03:53 PM

I don't think the actual policies are the problem. It's taking an application looking at it properly and looking at the policy and then interpret it  with common sense applied along side , not taking every policy to its extreme, to make it fit every application the planners don't happen to like or want. Therefore making it easy to fail some applications and pass others, there lies the problem.


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#13 wotsit

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 04:46 PM

Anyone heard how his planning application getting on, a decision was due wasn't it , I hope he gets his permission.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:33 PM

Why has the applicant put up a sign banning people from the public beach below the house?

 

With the Scottish 'right to roam', the notice is as out of place as the planning department decision



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 06:42 PM

JJ....HERE....The problem we have in Shetland is the powers that be in Lerwick all have vested interested in Lerwick or other business units similar and near to ...nepotism is a very nasty condition as is vested interestes especially by the goat club who literally run the council ...we need a free and open planning department free of council interference and not got at by outside forces 


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