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Temple Lounge Canary Wharf Petition to retain our Umbrella

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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.

By virtue of the length of time (over 4 years) the first Jumbrella has been present on the Quayside, planning officers conceded that we would not require planning on this as it is lawful development and dropped the enforcement on it. This is the Jumbrella closest to the building. However, they continue to seek the removal of the second Jumbrella, which is further away from the building. The removal of this Jumbrella would make our business not viable at this site with the high levels of rent etc.

To assist our appeal we urge everyone who believes that the second Jumbrella does not adversely affect the Grade 1 listed building, from its size or design, and it is not out of keeping with the Quayside, and if anything enhances the area.

Thanking You

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