Plans to transform vacant city centre retail unit into fast food take away

An application has been lodged to transform a vacant retail unit in Derry city centre into a fast food take away outlet.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 2:01 pm

The proposal for the development at Unit 1, Sackville Court, Sackville Street, was published by Derry City and Strabane District Council this week.

The applicant is a Mrs. Nadia Green.

The premises at the corner of Sackville Street and Little James’ Street previously operated as a fast food takeaway but most recently was used as a barber shop.

A planning statement in support of the application pointed out that the development would be in keeping with the city’s local development plan.

“There is no other hot food take away in these two streets thus there is no issue over a concentration of these in the vicinity,” the statement observes.

No changes are proposed to the exterior of the building which is located in a busy area where the city centre joins the Bogside. A separate application for external signage will be lodged at a later date.