Seahouses fish and chip shop Pinnacles set for a new look and a new name as improvement plans lodged

A Seahouses fish and chip shop is set to get a new name and a refurbishment aimed at improving its appearance.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 7:00 am

Pinnacles, on a prime site in the centre of the village, is to be renamed Seahouses Fish Kitchen.

A planning application seeking permission for new signage and replacement windows and doors has been lodged with Northumberland County Council.

The aim is to improve the appearance of the property which applicant Michael Taylor says has been to the detriment of the village.

Pinnacles in Seahouses.

‘The building currently looks very tired and out of date,’ he states in a planning report. ‘We plan to sensitively but greatly improve the class of the appearance of the property.

‘We plan to change and tone down the current bright peach painted brickwork with a very light grey colour. We feel this would greatly improve the class of the building and compliment the conservation area.’

The proposal is also designed to increase the natural light into the property as well as improve its kerb appeal.

‘The white upvc windows and doors shall be replaced with aluminium framed windows/doors in anthracite grey,’ reveals Mr Taylor. ‘There is an example of these types of windows in a recent property refurbishment 100 metres further up on Main Street.

‘The windows shall also be slightly larger than the current ones as they will be deeper and be more towards pavement level. This will be more in keeping with all other retail units on the Main Street and adjoining properties.

‘The current large red plastic illuminated sign will be replaced by a much smaller plain anthracite grey folded aluminium sign. We feel this sign will be a lot more understated and sympathetic to the area than the current signage.’

The plans have been welcomed by North Sunderland Parish Council.

“I think it’ll tidy that area up,” said chairman, Cllr Geoffrey Stewart.

Cllr Maureen Bramley said: “As long as it ticks all the boxes I can’t see there being a problem with it.”

Cllr David Donaldson sought clarification that the SFK lettering on the first floor would not be illuminated.

The plan has also been supported by the Northumberland Coast AONB.

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