Report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director.
The Committee received a report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director updating Members on ventilation and extraction requirements for restaurants/cafes and on any ongoing enforcement investigations in respect of unauthorised or problematic installations.
A Member highlighted that the odour emitted from some of the ventilation and extraction equipment represented a build up of cooking fat which was a main cause of fire in such premises. She went on to point out that flues often ran the length of buildings and suggested that Environmental Health should therefore ensure that they liaise with the Fire Brigade on any visits to premises where this matter was of concern.
The Chairman drew Members’ attention to the fact that the condition was around both maintaining such equipment and providing evidence of this with the emphasis being on responsible developers and occupiers.
RESOLVED – That the report is noted.