16.29 Restaurants

(See Appendix 3 – Category 1 and 2 Streets)

The positive contribution of café and restaurant uses and the clusters of such uses to the vitality of the city is recognised.

In considering applications for restaurants, the following will be taken into consideration: ­

  • The effect of noise, general disturbance, hours of operation and fumes on the amenities of nearby residents ­
  • Traffic considerations ­
  • Waste storage facilities ­
  • The number/frequency of restaurants and other retail services in the area (where a proposal relates to a Category 1 or 2 shopping street as defined in,‘City Centre Retail Core, Principal Shopping Streets’ in Chapter 7 and Appendix 3). ­
  • The need to safeguard the vitality and viability of shopping areas in the city and to maintain a suitable mix of retail uses.