PLANNING permission is being sought to change the use of a large town centre building in order to attract further businesses.
The building, on Peel Street, was formerly used as a snooker bar but is currently vacant.
Planning permission was granted in April 2021 to turn the site into a sports bar.
However, a further application was submitted this week to make the use of the site more flexible to attract more custom.
A report said: “The application relates to a change of use only - no further works are proposed such as external alterations
or the display of advertisements which would require consent.
“Whilst the application responds to market interest by a discount furniture retailer, the proposed application is not intended to be tenant specific and establishing the full range of Class E uses at the site will support the applicant in attracting tenants in the long term.”
A total of ten neighbours have been made aware of the plans with no appeals to date.
Public consultation ends on April 11.