Juliet’s Garden To Get New Covered Entrance

juliets garden signA popular St Mary’s restaurant is set to get a unique new entranceway.

Planners have given permission for a covered gateway, or lychgate, to be built at the entrance to Juliet’s Garden, at Seaways Farm.

The pyramid-shaped roof, covered in slate, would sit on top of the current granite gateposts. The applicants say this will provide a clear entrance to the business and will allow shelter for people waiting for taxis.

The AONB had raised concerns that the structure wouldn’t be in keeping with the character of the conservation area, and planning officer Harriet Bowen, said the design had been reduced in size from the original proposal.

She felt it was now appropriately designed and used natural materials and she recommended approval.

However, Cllr Ralph Banfield was worried that emergency vehicles wouldn’t be able to get through to the coast path.

Chief planner Craig Dryden admitted that had been an oversight by his department and said if councillors approved the scheme, it would be subject to final consultations with all the emergency services on the islands.