A SHISHA café won’t open near Slough town centre as planning officers block plans over parking fears.

An office block in Bristol Way will remain as is as an applicant known as ‘Mr Jain’ was refused planning permission to convert it into a shisha café.

Planning officers refused the plans on the grounds that the shisha café’s proposal of three car parking spaces is a ‘significant under-provision’ at the site and feared it could lead to additional on-street car parking that will obstruct the highway.

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During the pre-application advice stage, officers did say it would appear the proposal would be ‘accepted in principle’ but needed further details on opening hours and measures to tackle anti-social behaviours.

Within the plans, the applicant wanted to add a kitchen and café along with the shisha lounge, which would have opened after the neighbouring offices closed.

It wanted to open Monday to Friday from 5pm to 11pm and Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays from 3pm to 11pm.

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On measures to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, the planning statement states additional security measures will be implemented and the café will have “limited seating”.

Planning officers concluded the proposed development would not have an adverse impact on its neighbours and their amenities. ‘The proposed design does not have any negative impact and shall bring interest and add character to the street scene,’ the officer’s report concluded.