Popular Hampden Park takeaway on the move

Charlie Chan's Chinese takeaway in Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Image by Google Maps
Charlie Chan's Chinese takeaway in Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Image by Google Maps

A popular Hampden Park takeaway could be on the move due to what has been described as an ‘exorbitant’ rent increase.

Owners of Charlie Chan’s in Brassey Avenue have applied for planning permission for a change of use of premises in The Broadway, near McColl’s.

The application comes after the Chinese food business was offered a new tenancy with ‘exorbitant rent’ – according to planning documents.

Architect Ray Caillé wrote in the application cover letter, “My client, Mr Choi, has received notice ending his tenancy, although he has been offered a new tenancy having an exorbitant rent.”

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The letter says the situation has ‘forced [the owner] to move his business elsewhere’.

Mr Waishun Choi is therefore seeking permission to change the use of 14 The Broadway from a tea room into a Chinese hot food takeaway.

To view the documents, visit the Eastbourne council website, under the application number: 180882.

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