Plan to convert former village newsagents into takeaway

The former newsagents at 1 St Mary's Street in Feltwell, pictured in July 2021

The former newsagents at 1 St Mary's Street in Feltwell, pictured in July 2021 - Credit: Google

Plans to convert a former newsagents into a hot food takeaway in a west Norfolk village have been lodged with the borough council. 

The ground floor of the property on St Mary's Street in Feltwell, near Brandon, had been occupied by a branch of Your Ideal Shop newsagents until July 2020. 

The Your Ideal Shop newsagent, pictured when it was in use back in 2009.

The Your Ideal Shop newsagent, pictured when it was in use back in 2009. - Credit: Google

The new takeaway would be open from midday until 10pm Monday to Saturday, and from 1pm until 9.30pm on Sundays.

In a statement to the council, the applicants' agents said the takeaway would generate jobs in the village, and improve the street's appearance by bringing a vacant shop space back into use. 

Addressing any potential concerns around noise or smells, they said the extraction system would be sensitively designed.

They summarised: "We believe this proposed change of use will add to the character of the area and should therefore be granted." 

The borough council is due to issue a decision by June 1.

Comments on the plan can be made by searching for reference 22/00609/F at https://online.west-norfolk.gov.uk/online-applications/