UPDATE: the Council has responded to confirm the lawful development application to a restaurant (2nd June). Note though that associated alterations etc. will require planning applications where relevant and that the change of use is for two years
So, what can we expect from Raffles the restaurant?
Now here’s an interesting thing – an application for a lawful development use at Radical favourite outfitter, Raffles. The application is to change use to a restaurant.
On the one hand this, if it goes ahead, is a bit of a shame as Raffles is a great option for the smart casual outfit for a weekend away. That said, we do now have the excellent Simon Carter. And, if nothing else, we Radicals are pro the village evolving in a way that meets changing demands: it would be just the latest in a large number of recent changes as we have documented here and here, the bulk of which have been for the better in our opinion.
So what do people think? @GoCaineandable – any updates on plans?
Oh, and while we’re at it, anyone got any intel on what will be taking the place of India Jane? @IndiaJaneLondon – anything you can tell us?