Café owner working with council on planning issues

Friday 4th August 2017 4:00 pm
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Businessman James Lynch said he has been “greatly encouraged” by the response from locals ()

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THE Aberporth businessman behind a new beach café and restaurant says he is working closely with Ceredigion County Council officers after they claimed he had breached planning conditions.

James Lynch, who already runs tourism businesses in Cardigan, Cilgerran and Penbryn, has created a seaside café and takeaway restaurant at the top of Aberporth’s Dyffryn Beach.

Mr Lynch told the Cambrian News this week that he had been “greatly encouraged” by the positive comments of locals and passers-by towards the new venture.

“The site will be leased over the summer season by Mwgamor Barbecue – a young, start-up business run by local Kevin Morgan – and will provide a unique amenity for the beach, serving locals and holidaymakers alike,” he said.

“We employ over 40 people in tourism and hospitality at our various sites and are very excited at this latest undertaking.”

However, County Hall has now ordered “all unauthorised works on site” to be put on hold until a revised scheme has been considered.

They maintain that, while planning permission was granted on appeal in December 2006, the new, timber-built seaside beach shack has not been constructed in accordance with the approved plans.

Mr Lynch, who in recent years has created Fforest Farm in Cilgerran, Pizza Tipi in Cardigan and Manordeifi in Penbryn, confirmed that he had been liaising with Ceredigion planners.

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