Plans drawn up for car lot at empty site
PLANS have been unveiled to turn a former fruit and veg wholesaler into a car lot.
An application has been made to Stoke-on-Trent City Council to sell cars at the old Morning Fresh site, in Lambert Street, Tunstall.
Car valeting will also be offered.
A design and access statement says: "The applicant currently operates an internet-based car sales business and requires a premises to store and show cars for sale.
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"Cars sold from the site would be advertised for sale on the internet and customers would be able to visit the site to view the cars available.
"The premises would also be open to 'off the street' customers."
The site has been empty since January last year when Morning Fresh and RH Harrison merged to become Freshview Foods and relocated to bigger premises in Wolstanton.
The design and access statement adds: "The car sales business would trade during normal business hours, and therefore, there would be limited impact on surrounding land uses.
"In addition, the site was formerly used for food wholesaling, which would have also resulted in a number of comings and goings from the site on a day to day basis, including by heavy goods vehicle.
"The reuse of the site would have a beneficial impact on the local street scene, reduce opportunities for anti-social behaviour and would enhance the vitality and viability of the town centre."
The council is consulting with residents and a decision is expected within six weeks.