Plans filed to convert former Workington travel agent into takeaway

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PLANS submitted for borough council approval would see an empty former travel agency converted into a hot take-out counter.

Allerdale Borough Council’s Planning Committee has received an application for a change of use for the former Graham’s Travel unit on Jane Street in Workington.

Mr Tuga of Whitehaven has submitted the change of use application and will operate the new take-out as tenant and owner.

In his proposal, Mr Tuga said: ‘It is an open space on the ground floor with a bathroom and a small kitchen.

“To open a take-out sale, I will use all the space without changing the layout of the premises.

“I will install a gas pipeline in the kitchen and a fan/ventilation, the rest will remain the same.”

The change of use will not lead to any modification of the right-of-way or vehicle access to or from the public road.

No changes will be made to the exterior of the building and there will be no loss or gain of floor space.

The submitted plans also include details of the new takeout opening hours.

If Mr Tuga’s application is approved, the take-out sale will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.

The take-out sale will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

As well as being Mr Tuga’s place of business, the takeaway is estimated to create four jobs, two full-time and three part-time.

The application is currently in consultation and the earliest estimated decision date is March 28.

Members of the public can view and comment on all applications submitted to Allerdale Borough Council for approval.

The planning committee will consider comments of support or objection when reviewing applications.

The meetings of the development committee are public. The next meeting of the Council Development Committee is scheduled for Tuesday 29 March in Allerdale House Council Chambers at 10am.

To view submitted applications for your region, visit: https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/planning-building-control/planning-applications/

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