A planning application to convert the Old Pump House on George Street, into a bar and restaurant with a deli was submitted to the council last week.
A public consultation on the plans is now underway until April 15 with the application set to be decided by planning officers.
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Documentation supporting the application said: “The building sits adjacent to the original historic Pump Room and originally formed the stores thereto. Over the decades since it's original use, this building has served several purposes with storage and offices for an architects office the most recent history.
"The building has remained empty for many years but in 2013 planning permission was granted for the conversion of this (and the Pump Rooms) building into a restaurant, although this was never implemented.
“The applicant for this new application wishes to once again bring back a public use for this building with a proposed restaurant/bar and a combined deli, the building allowing for roughly 100 people through mixed dining and less formal bar use.”
The application also states that the development will employ 12 full time members of staff, and 11 part-time.
“As the restaurant sits within easy walking access to the town centre and public car parks etc, the provision of parking is not a requirement and the proposed restaurant sits within a well establised dining and drinking area of the town,” the application documents add.
To view the application in full, see http://planning.highpeak.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=246192.