Florist wants to add a cafe

Plans for a coffee kiosk

Olivieri’s Florist at Doyalson North has lodged a development application with Central Coast Council to establish a kiosk serving coffee at the existing retail florist business and flower farm.

Plans are to operate the florist and coffee shop at 170 Pacific Hwy, close to the Ruttleys Rd intersection, on weekdays from 8am to 5pm, on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm and Sundays from 8am to 1pm.

A Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) says that the proposal (DA 1352/2020) doesn’t alter the existing use of the property and is an economic support to the retail sales of flowers grown on site.

The SEE says that the kiosk is for the benefit of customers using the flower shop so it is unlikely that any extra parking would be needed, other than the nine spaces already there.

“The proposed development will provide impetus and vitality to the locality and is therefore considered appropriate,” the SEE says.

Council will refer the proposal for assessment by Roads and Maritime Service, the Environmental Health Officer, the Traffic/Transport Engineer as well as public submissions before making a decision.

Sue Murray