A DREGHORN butcher shop is set for a fresh new look after plans to expand the size of the firms HQ were approved.

Proposals to change the use of the ground floor flat next to J&A Quinns to stretch out the butchers shop were given the green light last week.

The application, to include formation of new shopfront and erection of extension to the rear, was made thanks to the growth of the business in recent years due to the demand for its products.

The report states: “The proposal would enlarge the retail floorspace and ancillary production facilities within the shop. The proposal also involves erecting a small extension to the rear and to form a replacement shopfront across the double frontage.

“The proposed change of use involves the conversion of a small one-bedroom flat into an enlarged retail shop facing onto Main Street.

“The proposed frontage would be traditionally designed with pilasters, an inclined fascia, stallrisers, dado rails and centrally positioned entrance door all formed using timber with moulded panels. The frontage would be painted with an eggshell finish in the colour ‘midnight blue’. White lettering would be applied on the fascia using self-adhesive vinyl using a traditional font.

“The existing butchery building, which is freestanding and located at the rear of the site, would be unaffected by the proposed change of use, extension and shopfront alterations.

“The application has been made following the positive support offered during initial pre-application discussions which highlighted the growth of the business in recent years.

“In addition to retailing from the premises, the shop would also serve a network of other shops in the local area owned by the applicant. The shop would also supply meats to other local businesses which sell the products. The business is a significant local employer."


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