Plans for ex-Charcoal Grill approved
The PROPOSALS to transform a former downtown restaurant into a multiple occupancy house (HMO) have been officially approved.
Plans to create a nine bed HMO at the old Charcoal Grill on Claughton Street, St Helens have been submitted to council.
Plans call for the conversion of the first and second floors, with new window openings on the second floor and a window blocking on the ground floor.
The app said there were plans to “use the previously blocked vacant second floor”.
The proposals were sent in by candidate Andrew Carter.
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Recommending the plans for approval, Presbytery Planning Officer Daley said in a report, âThe change in use is not considered a significant increase in what could adversely affect the residential development.
“In addition, in the city center and on the terrace, lower levels of amenity are expected”.
The plans have received official authorization.
The Charcoal Grill was one of the city’s most popular restaurants and closed in 2018 after more than 50 years in the business.
The restaurant was a constant feature of the downtown area, apart from a brief closure in 2002, since its launch in 1966.
Family-owned, the restaurant was renowned for its traditional English dishes and beef steaks and had been a favorite especially among the city’s older generations.