Plans have submitted to change the use of a retail unit on Grove Street to enable a new concept mixed shop, café and takeaway to open.
Permission is being sought to change the use of 13-15 Grove Street from retail (A1) to mixed retail, café and takeaway use (A1/A3/A5) to bring the vacant unit back into occupation by a new local business.
The two storey premises was previously occupied by FootAsylum, which opened on Grove Street in 2007 but closd last year having decided not to renew their lease.
Minor alterations to the shop fronts on Grove Street and Green Lane are also proposed along with the use of a small area of the Grove Street frontage for an external seating area.
The application states "The ethos of the business is for a sustainable, eco /minimal plastic and low waste operation. Where possible, containers and cutlery will be of bamboo pulp or similar and recyclable. Any food waste will be macerated for composting or recyclable waste disposal and cardboard will be fattened and recycled."
The business will provide employment for up to 15 people and the proposed opening hours are 7am to 10.30pm seven days a week.