New takeaway pizza shop near Pizza Express in Surbiton rejected by councillors

Refused: Basilico's plans for Central Parade. Image: Google

Refused: Basilico's plans for Central Parade. Image: Google

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter - 020 8722 6313

An upscale pizza chain will not be coming to Surbiton after councillors rejected its plans for a new shop.

Basilico, which has shops in Canary Wharf and Islington, was blocked for a second time at Wednesday’s Surbiton planning committee.

It had hoped to open its new takeaway in the Woodland Cars site in Central Parade.

Chairman Councillor Malcolm Self said the application was rejected, after "quite a long discussion", to avoid loss of retail space.

The proliferation of pizza purveyors in Surbiton already includes Pizza Express just yards away, plus Village Pizza around the corner in Claremont Rd, and Papa John’s in Victoria Road.

The Basilico shop would have created six full-time and 14 part-time jobs.

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10:25am Fri 24 Jan 14

DB says...

Surely it would be cheaper for them to open in Tolworth or Hook and deliver the pizzas from there?

The number of people walking in, ordering a pizza and waiting 20 minutes for them to cook it must be minimal?

Either way, I agree that another pizza place would not be ideal in that location, especially if it is not an eat-in restaurant. However, it would be preferable to another betting shop, charity shop or just left empty.
Surely it would be cheaper for them to open in Tolworth or Hook and deliver the pizzas from there? The number of people walking in, ordering a pizza and waiting 20 minutes for them to cook it must be minimal? Either way, I agree that another pizza place would not be ideal in that location, especially if it is not an eat-in restaurant. However, it would be preferable to another betting shop, charity shop or just left empty. DB
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