Give cake a chance

We are wondering whether the planning system is getting a bit intolerant in its old age. We know that it is a matter of judgement as to whether or not to take action against a transgression of planning legislation, so shouldn’t there be a bit of latitude for business start-ups generally, and for cake specifically?

In (DCS Number 400-015-661) a retrospective application for cake fridges in the front garden of a house in Essex was dismissed. We appreciate that this arrangement might have appeared a little incongruous in the street scene. However, many a global corporation was founded in a garden shed. Bearing in mind that it had local support, was any way sought to support the business, in the interests of economic development and the Victoria sponge? Or are we sometimes a bit too ready to batter new enterprise?  

The following DCP section is relevant: 13.333

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