PLANS submitted to the borough council for approval would see an empty former travel agents converted into a hot food takeaway.

Allerdale Borough Council’s planning committee has received a change of use application 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 takeaway as the tenant and owner.

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

“To open a takeaway I will use all the space without changing the planning of the premises.

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

The change of use will see no alterations to rights of way or the vehicle access to or from the public highway.

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

Plans submitted also include details of the new takeaway’s operating hours.

If Mr Tuga’s application is approved, the takeaway will be open from 4pm to 10pm Monday to Friday and 4pm until 12pm on Saturdays.

The takeaway will open from 4pm until 10pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

As well as being Mr Tuga’s place of businesses it is estimated that the takeaway will create four jobs, two full time positions and three part-time.

The application is currently under consultation and the estimated earliest 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 panel will take comments of support or objection into account when considering applications.

Meetings of the development panel are held in public. The next meeting of the council’s development panel is set for Tuesday March 29 in the council chamber at Allerdale House at 10am.

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