The plans from applicant Vioola Ltd included a change of use to a bakery with changes to the layout of the property to create an office, a sales shop and a bakery floor.
A planning application describes the proposed use as a “bakery and a takeaway shop” and that work on the change of use started in early 2021 but has not been completed.
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Floor plans submitted to the council also provide more detail on the layout of the proposed bakery, which includes a packing area and ‘proving and rack area.’
According to planning documents, the unit was previously used as a car sales showroom ‘St Marks Car Centre’ but has been vacant for some time.
Proposed opening times for the bakery use are 7am-9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-8pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.
A decision on the future of the building and the proposed bakery use will be made by Sunderland City Council’s planning department following a period of consultation.