Restaurant application revealed

Further details have emerged of a potential, new restaurant and bar for Fraserburgh’s town centre.

The planning application, which was submitted to Aberdeenshire Council’s planners last month is seeking full planning permission for the change of use of 77 Broad Street from a retail store to a bar/ restaurant.

FG Burnett Ltd, based in Aberdeen, have submitted the application on behalf of SGS Property Company.

The restaurant, should it progress through the planning stage, would be open from 12pm to 2pm Monday to Friday, opening again from 5pm to 12am for evenings.

The proposals would also see the existing shop floor transformed into a dining area with a bar area created to the back.

According to floor plans submitted with the application, the existing store room would become the restaurant’s kitchen.

Consulting on the application, Aberdeenshire Council’s roads department said: “There are no parking facilities within this property. In theory, the proposed use would require the provision of an additional 3 spaces. However, within the town centre there are several off-street car parks and some ‘limited waiting’ on-street parking.

“The lack of any parking provision within the property is not therefore considered to be a significant problem.

The Council’s environmental health department, however, raised concerns with the odour problems that may arise from the restaurant, recommending: “Suitable and sufficient extract ventilation is in place to ensure neighbouring properties are not adversely affected by any cooking odours.”

Subject to their comments given to planners, the environmental health service said that they have “no objection to the approval of this application.”

The application, in full, can be viewed at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk.