Tormohun Liberal Democrat Councillor Mandy Darling is set to quiz Torbay Council about a coffee kiosk that caused controversy amongst traders earlier this summer. Cllr Darling said, “In early August the kiosk was granted a three month extension to come up with an alternative to their current proposals. Four months have passed and traders have contacted me concerned that planning rules are not applied equally to all residents. Whatever is going on, Torbay Council needs to ensure that it is open and transparent, otherwise it is human nature for people to imagine the worst. “
Her question is set to be put at Torbay Full Council on the 10th of December. The question is as follows :
Traders around Torquay Harbour have contacted me concerned that the new Torquay Harbour side coffee Kiosk continues to operate when planners only issued a limited permission this summer. Why is it still operating? Should a new site be found for such a business, will it be open to tender?
Cllr Mandy Darling