New fish and chip takeaway restaurant could open inside old Barclays bank

Former Barclays Bank to be a takeaway
Former Barclays Bank to be a takeaway

Planning permission is being sought for change of use of the former Barclays Bank building at North Terrace, Seaham into a restaurant and takeaway.

Plans also include external façade changes and erection of a 2m palisade fence to rear of site to form secure bin store area.

The property is located close to the town centre, north of the Byron Place shopping centre and opposite Seaham harbour.

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Barclays Bank closed the Seaham branch in February 2022.

The existing building has been offered for sale to the open market where the applicant has identified the site as a suitable location for high quality fish & chip shop restaurant and takeaway.

The layout of the existing building will remain as existing with the primary changes coming from the change of use along with the internal changes required to form the restaurant seating and cooking areas.

The general appearance of the existing building will remain unchanged and no increase in footprint is proposed with this application. Cosmetic changes are proposed to the building elevations as well as the introduction of additional rooflights.

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