A ‘POP-UP’ catering kiosk at Weymouth Rugby Club is being recommended for approval – after a previous application was refused following complaints from a neighbour about noise and smells.

The new planning request to Dorset Council is for a new site for the Caddy Shack café within the club grounds, further away from homes which back on to the sport ground, and closer to the clubhouse at the eastern end of the car park.

A planning officer report to councillors, who will consider the application next Thursday, says the use of the site would not compromise town centre catering businesses and would complement the Lodmoor Trail and Country Park.

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The application for the Caddy Shack comes from Mrs Alison Hunter - from the rugby club - and comes before councillors because the site is owned by Dorset Council.

The application suggests it would support one full-time and four part-time jobs.

A report to councillors says the new location, 50 metres away from the previous position, should be acceptable for everybody.

“The relocation of the kiosk and reorientation allows the issues of noise which led to the previous refusal of planning permission to be overcome and result in an acceptable impact upon amenity,” said part of a lengthy report on the proposal.

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The previous kiosk site, at the opposite end of the car park, resulted in an appeal which was dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate, following the council’s refusal of a retrospective planning application.

The 6 metre by 2.5 metre former shipping container, clad in timber, has been fitted out with kitchen equipment with a serving hatch in one side and will have seats and tables for customers outside, enclosed by a post and rail fence.

Eight public comments were received about the new application – most stressing the popularity of the business, describing it as an asset to the town and a welcome refuelling stop and place to chat for walkers and dog walkers.

Said a council statement: “unlike the previous application, no objections have been received and objectors from the previous application have commented to confirm that they are content with the new location.”

The opening hours are likely to be 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am until noon on Sundays.

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The Echo previously reported that following an influx of local support and an online petition signed by thousands to save the Caddy Shack after it shut down in December when it lost a planning appeal, Emma Ayles - who ran the business - became inspired to try and reopen the café.

It reopened inside the rugby club in February but suffered an early setback with a break-in overnight on February 10.

Since reopening, Emma said that the reaction from locals had been 'absolutely brilliant.'

Now she could be opening at a new site within the club grounds if the planning application wins approval.