Hot dog van plan for historic site refused

PROPOSALS to set up a hot dog van on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds have been refused due to fears it would damage the historic character of the area.

PROPOSALS to set up a hot dog van on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds have been refused due to fears it would damage the historic character of the area.

Raymond Hudson of Stowmarket wanted to sell hot food, snacks and drinks between 9am and 6pm on Sundays throughout the summer.

But after objections from the town's Chamber of Commerce, the Bury St Edmunds Society and businesses in the area, who said the fast food van would damage the historic character of Angel Hill, the borough council's licensing committee rejected it at a meeting this morning.

Paul Farmer, borough councillor for the Abbeygate ward, welcomed the news.

He said: “I am delighted that the integrity of this ancient and beautiful square has not been compromised by a catering trailer. Common sense has prevailed.”