Popular fish restaurant on the Northumberland coast lodges expansion plan

A popular restaurant on the Northumberland coast has submitted expansion plans.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:15 am

The Fish Shack on Harbour Road in Amble is seeking planning permission to extend its dining area, bar and improve its toilet facilities.

The restaurant was opened in 2016 and the building comprises recycled shipping containers clad with rustic timber to attain a shack-like appearance.

A report with the application states: ‘The restaurant has proved very successful and continues to go from strength to strength, consequently some of the facilities need to be improved particularly the toilet provision.

Fish Shack, Amble

‘The dining space will be slightly extended and the bar counter widened. A small canopy is also proposed over the front entrance door replacing the original pitched timber canopy which has recently been removed.

‘The interior will be fitted out and decorated to match the existing theme which is both quirky and inviting.’

The existing restaurant will be extended to the west to create additional dining space to provide eight extra covers.

Further extension is proposed in the southwest corner to provide two separate toilets; one for male customers and one for female and disabled customers. Baby changing facilities will also be provided .

A large, full height window will be included on the west elevation to provide much needed light into the back of the restaurant and bar/servery area.

Ian McCaffery, building conservation officer, said: “While building conservation does not support the use of upvc in the Amble Conservation Area we accept the extension would perpetuate the existing situation with little or no further impact on its character or appearance.”