Plans have been approved to convert the vacant store that formerly housed Marks and Spencer in Bridlington into a restaurant, pub and adult gaming centre.
The Prince Street store closed as part of a nationwide Marks and Spencer’s restructuring in 2018 and has stood vacant ever since.
Plans to turn the property into three separate untits were passed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Eastern Area Planning sub-committee earlier this week despite some concerns from local councillors.
The conversion of the premises, understood to cost in the region of £800,000, could create up to 20 full and part time jobs – according to the agent acting on behalf of the pub chain.
Matthew Wyatt, who is the agent for pub chain Amber Taverns – the company that submitted the plans – explained to councillors the new development would bring approx 1,900 square metres of empty retail space back into use.
He also added that the initial the plans had been altered to address concerns of local residents regarding late night noise.