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Bid to turn Turriff toilets into takeaway

By Kirsty Brown

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A NEW planning application has been lodged for the site of former public conveniences in Turriff.

The public toilets on Duff Street, part of the A947 Turriff bypass, have previously received planning permission to be turned into a takeaway and a home, however neither went ahead.

Plans to convert the former toilet block into a takeaway have been brought forward once again.
Plans to convert the former toilet block into a takeaway have been brought forward once again.

The latest application is once again requesting permission for a change of use of the building to be a hot food takeaway.

The application has been submitted by Neil Rothnie Architects on behalf of Aberdeen-based Cater Corporation, and proposes a small takeaway which could be open between 10am and 11pm.

The proposed layout comprises a waiting area and a kitchen as well as a staff bathroom, and while there is no land to be converted into parking, it is cited that off-road parking is situated nearby in The Square.

Similarly, due to the situation of the property the application states that all deliveries would be accepted through the roadside entrance to the property.

In the application it is proposed that the conversion would be beneficial to Turriff as the building has been empty for a number of years, and the applicants do not expect residents in the immediate vicinity to be negatively impacted by the addition of a takeaway.

The full planning application can be found on Aberdeenshire Council’s website (reference APP/2020/1373), and public comments will be accepted until August 19.

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