Plans have been submitted to convert a recently closed William Hill branch on the Broadway in Bexleyheath into a takeaway / restaurant.
William Hill vacated their unit in October this year after opening when gambling laws were relaxed in 2005. That saw a large increase of gambling shops across the UK. Councils were almost powerless to prevent them opening.
However, changes this year have seen many bookies closing as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals – a major money-spinner – saw caps introduced in April on how much could be gambled at a time. It’s now £2 rather than £100.
There is not mention of who will operate the restaurant / takeaway. Having looked at plans the site looks similar in layout to a takeaway with a counter to order – though the site would include around 8 tables so perhaps a bit of a hybrid as often seen. They do not intend to do deliveries.
Click here to view plans for the Bexleyheath site.
Deatils: 19/02693/FUL | Change of use of ground floor unit Betting Office (Use Class Sui Generis) to use within Use Class A3/A5 (Restaurant/Takeaway) with associated kitchen extract ductwork and refuse storage. | 175-177 Broadway Bexleyheath Kent DA6 7ES