Plans for new restaurant in Grangemouth

An application to change the use of a former town centre gambling venue into a restaurant have now been lodged with Falkirk Council.

By James Trimble
Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 5:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 5:44 pm

Falkirk’s Redan Property Investments is looking to change the use of the former Cashino premises at 1 La Porte Precint, Grangemouth – which is nearby Chinese takeaway Hongs – into a restaurant with an ancillary hot food takeaway.

The planning documents attached to the application state: “The site is currently a “Cashino”, however, the unit has been vacant for some time. The neighbouring unit operates as a take away and to the south a Class 2 currently operating as a betting officer – however, this unit recently achieved planning permission for a Class 3 café/restaurant.”

“The unit extends to 144 square metres. A flue is proposed and will be routed through an existing lightwell existing to the roof. There are no external alterations required to facilitate the flue.

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"Externally, the proposals will replace the existing door, to the proposed hot food takeaway element, with a PPC aluminium glazed door with glazed fanlight and PPC aluminium louvres to match the existing style.

“The current proposal will result in the reuse of a currently vacant unit. The use as a restaurant/café with ancillary hot food take away is wholly consistent with the town centre location.

"The unit is at ground floor level on a prominent corner site and therefore the reuse will assist in providing a welcoming and active street frontage. The reuse of this currently vacant unit will assist in ensuring Grangemouth town centre is welcoming to residents and visitors.”

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