DELI Chicchi will keep its alfresco dining area after a City of Nedlands approval last week.
The Mt Claremont restaurant was forced to submit a retrospective application for 10 extra outdoor tables and 20 seats after a business competitor complained.
The application was for additional seating on top of an existing 35 seats in the building and 20 seats in an outdoor alfresco area.
The site borders Asquith, Strickland and Olearia roads and was advertised for comment because of a shortfall in parking bays.
Mayor Max Hipkins said the tables and chairs had been there for years so the approval confirmed the “status quo”.
However, in the Council report, City officers recommended refusal of the tables because of an insufficient number of car bays.
The report said 38 car bays were required, therefore an extra 10 car bays were needed – with a total shortfall of 95 for the Mt Claremont Shopping Centre.
In December last year, council approved an application for a restaurant at 3/29 Asquith Street, resulting in a shortfall of 85 car bays.
Councillors decided that 16 car bays in the area should be investigated.