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Domino's plan for Thatcham approved

Take-away pizza chain to move into former cycle shop

Domino's plan for Thatcham approved

PIZZA chain Domino’s looks set to open in Thatcham, following plans for a takeaway being approved.  

Domino’s has been granted permission to move into the former Pro Bike Fit bike shop and café on the A4.

West Berkshire Council said that a Domino’s at the site would not “unduly prejudice the prime retail shopping frontages within Thatcham town centre”.

It added: “It makes provision for a reasonable variety and scale of business development appropriate to the nature and character of the area.”

Domino’s was asked when the takeaway was likely to open and how many staff would be employed, but did not respond. 

The 25 car parking spaces at the site will be retained.

The plans also included the installation of extraction and ventilation equipment, demolishing an existing extension and creating a new one.

The council’s comments about the impact on the town’s prime shopping area follow plans for another pizzeria in the Broadway being turned down in 2015.

Papa Luigi Pizzeria had applied to open in the former Blockbuster store but the council said that the takeaway would result in the loss of retail space, which would jeopardise the vitality of the town centre.

However, signage for the pizzeria was approved.  

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  • KEV the royal

    KEV the royal

    21/03/2017 - 20:08

    I would like to say as one half of the applicant's of Papa Luigi I am very surpriced. When we applied for planning permission we were denied, I was also told that if we appealed we would get it, trouble is I lost the unit. These decisions are made by people who really don't care about anything but their own selfish ways and of course other benefits. It also goes to show that some how the big boys always win, wonder why that is ??? Maybe it was because I appealed against us taking the marquee down which also screwed our other business, even though there is a pub halfway to Hungerford with a marquee up permanently. Papa Luigi was a popular brand in Thatcham, even funnier we were given planning permission for the sign. I think as per the newspaper headlines that week. YOU ARE TAKING THE FLAMEING PIZZA.