New bar to open in the City of Durham Conservation Area

Proposals for a brand new bar in Durham City have been lodged with planning bosses.

Earlier in April, a planning software was submitted to Durham County Council for 93 Elvet Bridge.

This included a change of use from a vacant retail use to a ‘consuming institution.’

The constructing is Grade II listed and is situated in the City of Durham Conservation Area and inside the setting of the World Heritage Site.

According to a planning assertion from the applicant, no inside structural alterations are deliberate with the bar set to be created on the floor ground.

In addition, the proposed enterprise is predicted to create the the equal of 5 full-time jobs.

The planning assertion reads: “The proposed use would protect the vitality and viability of the major procuring areas as will probably be open throughout the day and gives refreshments that can profit different stores the place clients are on a multi-trip outing.

“The proposal would additionally profit the night economic system due to the late opening hours.”

Meanwhile, a heritage assertion from applicant provides: “There aren’t any modifications proposed to the exterior look of the constructing or to the inside construction.

“Internally a bar space can be created as nicely the improve of the décor.

“The space is predominately business with a quantity of cafes, eating places and different consuming institutions that open late in the night.

“There would [be] little change to the native ambient noise ranges or the quantity of guests.”

A call on the planning software for 93 Elvet Bridge is predicted by early July 2021.

For extra data, go to Durham County Council’s planning portal and search planning reference: DM/21/01282/FPA



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