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Coffee shop could be Next for South Shields clothes store

The Next store in Waterloo SQuare, South Shields, wants to open a coffee shop.
The Next store in Waterloo SQuare, South Shields, wants to open a coffee shop.

Shoppers could be smelling the coffee if a South Tyneside clothes shop’s new plans are given the go-ahead.

Next’s store in Waterloo Square, South Shields, has applied to South Tyneside Council’s planning committee for consent to open a coffee shop for customers on a mezzanine floor.

The new addition, above the store’s ground floor, will be 1,365sq ft in size.

The application was lodged last week, and its fate will be decided at a future committee meeting.

The clothing company first moved into the Waterloo Square development in 2005, along with BHS, River Island and Debenhams.

For a full list of planning applications, and to see recently approved decisions, visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/
article/9015/search-planning-applications.