Plans submitted for new town centre coffee shop

PLANNED: The site of the new coffee shop at Saltoun Square.
PLANNED: The site of the new coffee shop at Saltoun Square.

The need for new businesses in Fraserburgh’s town centre has been well documented by Broch’s residents.

An overwhelming number of people are becoming tired of the sight of boarded-up windows and vacant store fronts across Broad Street.

It will therefore come as good news that Aberdeenshire Council has received a planning application that would see a new business move into the town.

The local authority received the application at the end of last month asking it to consider plans to convert a class one shop to a class three coffee shop in Saltoun Square, just off Broad Street.

The store, formerly ‘The Big Picture’ picture framers, was a highly desirable town centre location in less austere times.

Following recent ‘Fraserburgh Way Forward’ consultations between Councillor Michael Watt and local shopkeepers and business owners, and the Fraserburgh Herald’s own research into what the community would like to see in the Broch, the proposal is likely to be welcomed across the board.

The application, lodged by Michael Morris is currently on the Aberdeenshire Council website, and is open for public comment until Thursday, January, 26.