Eclipse Gallery, closed for a year, may not become a takeaway. Town councillors recommended that Taunton planners reject a Change of Use planning application from retail to a food outlet. These were the reasons:
– The change of use would result in a loss of a retail unit in the town.
– The proposed use would have a detrimental impact on the surrounding highways with limited parking available especially in the evening.
– The use would result in disturbance to surrounding properties with adverse noise smell and litter.
– The application is not an appropriate use of a listed building.