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Bromley Council refuses restaurants plan

Tue 28 February 2012, 3:19 pm

Bromley councillors have turned down proposals for a new restaurant complex in Bromley town centre.

The application was to build five restaurants on a terrace in the Glades shopping centre, overlooking Queen’s Gardens.

The plans would have raised the height of the Italian Gardens, and also included an electricity substation and the repositioning of the entrance to the shopping centre.

Peter Dean, chairman of  the development control committee, which refused the plans, said: "The application clearly had merit particularly with regard to both improving the leisure activity in central Bromley and enhancing the local economy. 

“However concerns were raised as development often needs to balance competing demand s and make compromises in order to generate a positive outcome. 

“Going forward we will assess any subsequent application on that basis in the hope that a positive outcome can be achieved.”

Queen’s Gardens is identified as an opportunity site in Bromley’s Area Action Plan for Bromley town centre. 

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