Restaurant plans for closed South Shields pet shop

Takeaway planning application at former pet shop on Ocean Road
Takeaway planning application at former pet shop on Ocean Road

A former town centre pet shop could be turned into a takeaway and restaurant if plans are given the green light.

An application has been re-submitted to planning chiefs at South Tyneside Council for permission to carry out the conversion on the property in Ocean Road.

There wil be no impact on the existing neighbourhood

Building survey

If given the go-ahead, the shop would be turned into a hot food takeaway with a licensed restaurant and snack bar or cafe on the first floor.

The front of the building will be replaced with a double glazed entrance, which would also accommodate wheelchair access to the ground floor.

The requested opening times of the restaurant will be noon to 5am.

The application has been put forward by Mohammad Kassai and Chris Mordey.

A survey carried out on the building says the change of use would have “no impact” on the existing neighbourhood.

People have until November 23 to make comments. To date, there have been no objections.

Comments can be made by visiting http://planning.southtyneside.info/ and inputting application number ST/0938/15/FUL

This week, South Tyneside Council announced tightened licensing restrictions for town centre businesses could be brought in from January.

Cabinet members will tonight discuss plans to extend an enforcement zone already in place in the town centre which restricts new licensed premises from opening and limits applications for extended hours from existing businesses.

However, the council says it considers each licensing application on its own merits.