PLANS have been submitted to open a make-up studio in High Street, Northwich.

A planning application was sent to Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning department on October 12 to convert the former Kropka food store into a Sui generis building.

A statement submitted in the application said that while the Baron Quay development site represents a significant opportunity for the regeneration of Northwich Town Centre it is also important that the existing town centre units are not neglected and left vacant.

It states that it will be turned into a make-up studio.

The statement said: “Although classified as Sui Generis a make-up studio is arguably the same use class as a hairdressers since it provides services principally to visiting members of the public.

“It would be a daytime premises, that will still bring people into the town centre and therefore it is considered that the sustainability of the shopping centre would be in no way compromised by the change of use.

“In our view the change of use proposed is not an undesirable one in the context of High Street as a shopping frontage and its reuse will not adversely affect the overall sustainability of the shopping area.

“The proposed reuse will complement existing uses and improve the character and appearance of the street scene by a revitalised shop front and renewed footfall, and support the vitality and vibrancy of the area.”

The application is awaiting decision.