Temple Lounge have recently been refused a planning application to retain our second umbrella on the grounds of its size and design that it does not compliment the Grade 1 listed building that it is near. We believe that we are being unfairly targeted as anyone walking along the West India Quayside will see that all the operators have 'Jumbrella's', most of whom do not have planning but we are the only ones facing persecution from enforcement officers.
The umbrellas aren't bothering anyone and this business is presumably helping pay for our friendly council's salaries. The last thing this economy requires is bureaucrats interfering in a business that is (a) creating no disturbance, (b)employing staff and (c) adding value to the economy. The fact that this guy is not on the public dole should be applauded, particularly as he is brining life to an otherwise dead area..
Bureaucracy at its worst again. No need to kill a business because of some umbrellas that display good aesthetics and offend nobody. It looks very neat and inviting. This restaurant is the only lively and buzzing place on West India Quay where restaurants and bars shut down or restructure all the time because it's hard to make a living in that problematic location, which comes to life really only on warm summer days. These restaurants need all the support they can get from city hall to make it a viable area. This umbrella issue is laughable.
Keep Temple open... It's our second home!!!!
JC, United Kingdom3 months ago
Conny3 months ago
Sharan4 months ago
- We are now live!