As many of you know, there were about 100 objections to the change of use planning for Country Choice. The change of use was turned down on the grounds that Mr Peckett had not advertised the shop for rental widely enough, and at a low enough rent. This is something he is currently engaged in doing, as you may have seen from the posters in the shop windows!
We have approached Mr Peckett again to confirm the terms under which he might be prepared to rent to us and are considering this information in the light of the findings of the Feasibility Study that we commissioned. (All to be voted on by you, the members, at the meeting on the 24th April). We understand that there is still interest from Mr Ahmed who is the potential tenant of the shop, should change of use be passed for a takeaway. We have also had a conversation with him and are hoping meet with him before 24th April.