Expansion plans for popular Northumberland café approved

Plans to create extra seating in a popular café by converting a neighbouring garage have been approved.

Saturday, 19th September 2020, 7:00 am

An application by David Tait of Gingerbread Coffee House in Red Row has been approved by Northumberland County Council.

It is planned to partially convert an existing garage to accommodate extra café seating and create a second cafe entrance.

East Chevington Parish Council welcomed the expansion of a local businesses but highlighted existing parking issues.

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The Gingerbread Coffee House in Red Row.

There were no objections.

Planning officer Richard Laughton stated: ‘The proposal would extend an existing café and utilise a disused garage therefore it is considered that the change of use is acceptable in principle and would enhance the existing facilities to the benefit of the community.

‘It is acknowledged the proposed changes to the garage would not follow a traditional style to the café but utilise the existing structure of the garage. The current garage is made from corrugated steel and green cladding and an improvement to the unkempt appearance is welcome.’

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