Conversion of former art gallery given the go-ahead

Conversion of former art gallery given the go-ahead

Conversion of former art gallery given the go-ahead

Planners have approved an application to convert the former Mustard Seed Gallery on Alexandra Road in Cleethorpes.

The premises, which has been vacant for around two years, is set to become a cafe-restaurant.

The rooms above will also be converted to three flats.

A planning application submitted by Mr J Ramsden suggested that the cafe will create at least three new jobs, including one full-time and two part-time roles.

Speaking last August, planning agent Daniel Snowden, of Ross Davy Associates, said:

“As soon as the planning permission comes through, they would be looking to commence refurbishment works straight away.

“Alexandra Road is part of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cleethorpes heritage frontages scheme so we are going to be putting it back to its original appearance.

 “It will create employment benefits as well and it will be renovating the building back to its original appearance.

“It is definitely a positive for the area and for Alexandra Road.”

Responding to the application, a case officer stated that the development “will bring back into use a key building as part of seafront regeneration”.

Despite objections from locals, the case has been approved on the condition that the character of the historic building is maintained.

Residents have already expressed concerns that a new cafe will place pressure on residential parking, which is already limited.

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