Plans submitted to turn vacant shops in Sunderland city centre into cafe

Vacant shop spaces in Sunderland city centre could soon be transformed into a cafe under new plans.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 9:46 am

This week, a change of use bid was lodged with Sunderland City Council for part of the Tavistock Buildings, off Borough Road, in the Hendon ward.

Under new plans from applicant Reece Roath, units 4-6 could be transformed into a cafe providing pre-prepared snacks and hot and cold drinks.

Proposed opening hours include 8am-8pm with a decision expected by the council’s planning authority later this year.

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4, 5 And 6 Tavistock Buildings, Borough Road Sunderland Picture: Google

An application form reads: “The site is located within the city centre and there is no need for on-site car parking.

“Deliveries and servicing will be via the existing arrangements from the rear yard accessed from Back Tatham Street.”