A HENLEY restaurant has made an unusual request in order to keep running during a major town centre redevelopment.
Loch Fyne in Market Place needs wider front doors installed in the neighbouring unit, formerly Vintage Look, during the work in Market Place Mews so that it can still take deliveries.
Catalyst Capital, which owns the mews, has submitted a planning application to South Oxfordshire District Council for the change at the building, which is listed.
It says: “The purpose of the proposed temporary widening of internal doors at the application site is to ensure that Loch Fyne can be serviced during the construction stage of Market Place Mews.
“Existing walls, where widened, will be reinstated in plasterboard and timber stud, with all surrounding finishes made good.”
Henley Town Council’s planning committee has supported the application.
Catalyst Capital is overseeing the redevelopment of the mews into 14 flats and 16,000 sq ft of retail space.