A new takeaway will open in Budleigh Salterton town centre if a planning application is successful.
Proposals for a change of use at 42 High Street, from a solicitors’ office to an eatery, have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC).
The hot food takeaway would be open from 3pm to 10.30pm Monday – Friday and from 1pm to 11pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, according to the application.
Plans state the new business would create one full-time job and two part-time roles.
Applicant Mr Brian Male is also asking for permission to install an extraction system at the rear of the property.
The plans state: “The building is not felt to be of any significant historic value and is in the heart of Budleigh.
“This application seeks the change of use of the premises to hot food takeaway.
“No impact is forseen on the area and the general external character of the property.
“The site benefits from on-street parking areas and a loading area is provided to the property off of Brook Street. There is also public car parking to the rear.
“The change of use is not felt to adversely effect any neighbours or cause any impact to its surrounding.”
There is no indication in the application as to what type of takeaway would occupy the Budleigh Salterton premises.
The plans say the applicant has made contact with zero-landfill waste disposal company DCW over weekly collection of bins, which would be located to the rear of the property.
“The bins will be lockable and sealed to reduce odour,” say the plans.
The application states the premises is due to be vacated by its current occupants in August.