Market Drayton pizza takeaway plans could create 35 jobs
A former post office in Market Drayton could be turned into a pizza takeaway - with the creation of 35 jobs.
Planning agents Pegasus Group has lodged an application for a takeaway shop at the former post office in Queen Street.
The large building at the entrance to Queen Street car park has been vacant since January 2015.
The remainder of the building and the yard area to the north is still used by the Royal Mail as a depot and sorting office.
The plans say: "The site will be used as a pizza takeaway with both collections and deliveries and will be open until 11pm, seven days a week.
"The proposed store would create a number of full and part time local jobs for local residents.
"The building’s interior will be altered to accommodate the new hot food takeaway store.
"The customer service area will be located to the front right hand side of the store.
"There will be an oven and preparation area behind the service counter.
"There will be a cold room store; a washing up area; WCs and an office at the left-hand side of the store.
"It has been demonstrated that the hot food takeaway will not have an adverse impact on the surrounding area in terms of visual impact, odours or noise disturbance, nor would it cause any detrimental impact on the highway.
"The proposed change of use will make positive use of the site, which has been vacant for nearly three years, and will support the vitality and viability of the area by increasing footfall and providing job opportunities for local residents.
"As previously mentioned, the site is in a sustainable location, being within a town centre, and is easily accessible via foot and public transport with there being bus stops in easy walking distance."
In April, plans by Pegasus Group revealed Dominos intention to build a new takeaway in Mold, also creating 35 jobs.
When approached by the Shropshire Star, Dominos said they did not want to comment on whether they were creating a new store in Market Drayton.