Planning decisions for Bude

Image owned by Ray Boyd – a view of the 1970s Beach Huts

A couple of planning decisions were approved for Bude recently by Cornwall Council

Plans to make a redundant building (toilet block) at Crooklets Car Park has been approved as a food/drink outlet, notably a doughnut and noodle bar.

Public views were mixed. Here’s just a few:

Crooklets could do with another food outlet as the wait at the other current outlets can be over an hour during the busy weekends. Also having a Noodle Bar will add some much-needed diversity to Bude and force the other competitors to up there game and expand their menu range. I believe an establishment of this type would complement the cosmopolitan nature of Bude.

The application for a food outlet at Crooklets will in no way improve the visitor or residents enjoyment of the beach. There are already 2 food outlets that provide similar food to eat in or take away and this will make even more unhealthy food available. It will increase litter, the proposed daily beach clean will be impossible to check up on.

Doughnuts are one of the most unhealthy food items there is and with the governments push through ‘Change for Life’ and sugar issues related to health, the concerns over childhood obesity etc, this type of food item should not be encouraged – especially as there will be a captive audience arriving at the beach during the summer season. Feeling sad for the health of our locals and visitors.

I run my own business in town and I think this is a fab idea and something new to bring to Bude! Bude is expanding and getting bigger!

What a fantastic idea! Bude needs desperately more food places – the location couldn’t be any better and I’m sure it would help the tourism!

Meanwhile, at Sainsbury’s some signage has been granted permission and the erection of an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Camera. At Penarvor, the proposed demolition of the existing hotel and 1 unit of residential accommodation and erection of 10 no. apartments was also approved. For conditions check the Cornwall Council planning website. 


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