Great Barford to lose a coffee shop and gain a chippy if plans are approved

31 Bedford Road, Great Barford Screenshot Google Street View (C)2024 Image capture May 2023 Image- LDRS
31 Bedford Road, Great Barford/Screenshot Google Street View (C)2024 Image capture May 2023. Image: LDRS

A Great Barford coffee shop could become a chippy – if plans are approved.

The applicants applying to change the use of the coffee shop at 31 Bedford Road said the café has “not proved viable”, hence their request for a change of use.

They said the café operates from 7am to 4pm Mondays to Saturdays and 8am to 4pm on Sundays and bank holidays. The proposal for the fish and chip shop is to open at 4pm and close at 11pm Monday to Sunday and bank holidays.

The applicant said the existing extractors and flue servicing will require modification/upgrading internally.

More information can be found on the council’s planning portal, reference 24/00242/COU. The overall consultation expiry date is Wednesday, 13 March 2024.

The applicant stated on the application form that they are not the sole owner of all the land to which this application relates, but they have given the “appropriate notice” to all the other owners.

by John Guinn
Local Democracy Reporter

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