Captains Restaurant in Andover’s Bridge Street continues to battle with TVBC over planning issues.

The restaurant opened in late 2015, with the management making alterations to the building, changing the shop front, adding extraction equipment and a one story extension to the rear of the property, however prior to making these changes, the owners of the popular restaurant did not seek planning permission.

Restrospectively applying for planning in February 2016, the applications for the extraction equipment and the extension were refused by TVBC.

The extension application was refused because of the property being in a conservation area, this decision was appealed and allowed in February 2017.

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However, the issue with the extractor fan has rumbled on, the application was originally refused on the basis of noise and odor pollution.

Earlier this year (March 2018), Carlos Bilgic applied to TVBC with what he believes to be a compromise, with details of new extraction equipment that promises to be quieter.

The planning application, written by an agent states, ‘He believes that we have reached a compromise that works provided that the that the cowl/ducting bends 90 degrees at its terminus to ensure a vertical discharge. The drawing has been changed to reflect this.’

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