Plans for new town centre restaurant approved

Plans to merge two units in the town centre to create a single restaurant have been approved.

The owners of Cibo on Green Lane have been granted planning permission to combine 31 and 33 Grove Street into a single property and change the use from retail to restaurant/cafe.

At present 31 Grove Street is trading as Holland and Barrett and 33 Grove Street is a vacant retail unit, most recently occupied by TUI travel agency.

Both buildings adjoin the Cibo restaurant on Green Lane and share a common corridor.

The new restaurant, which will trade independantly from Cibo with different operating hours, will be accessed from Grove Street whilst servicing of the new premises will be from Green Lane, via the common access corridor.

Cibo which will continue to be accessed from Green Lane.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Alan Brough
Sunday 17th January 2021 at 6:45 pm
It’s a bold venture. Your view from the restaurant will either be the bins outside Tesco Express or the charity shops in the chewing-gum strewn precinct.

I love to see optimism in businesses - particularly in these awful times, and I wish Cibo every success. I just think that local rent / rates mean they are “up against it.”
Pete Taylor
Sunday 17th January 2021 at 8:36 pm
Greengrocer, Fishmonger, Deli, Baker, Butcher........?
Julie Belyeu
Monday 18th January 2021 at 8:04 am
Is Holland & Barrett leaving us or relocating?
Caroline Barker
Monday 18th January 2021 at 6:47 pm
I would be very disappointed if this meant the loss of a valuable resource in Holland & Barrett. Lets hope they see fit to relocate to another unit on Grove Street rather than leave the town altogether.