Restaurant, shops and beach terrace - the £750,000 plans for Bournemouth seafront (From Thisisdorset)
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Restaurant, shops and beach terrace - the £750,000 plans for Bournemouth seafront
BOURNEMOUTH seafront is set for a new restaurant, beach terrace, shops, kiosks and toilets under plans submitted to the council.
The proposals would see a new two-storey restaurant built at Durley Chine, which will be open all year round and will have a first floor terrace to maximise sea views across to Studland and Swanage.
There would also be a beach terrace on the south side of the promenade, providing extra facilities for the thousands of people who flock to Bournemouth’s beaches during the summer.
And the plans also include a takeaway kiosk, ice cream kiosk, office, beach shop, beach office and disabled and unisex toilets.
The proposals have been submitted by businessman Rob Shearman, who has run a catering outlet at Durley Chine since 2000. The proposed redevelopment will replace his current kiosks, storage sheds and six adjacent beach huts.
If successful, he will run the restaurant and shop while the council will manage the public toilets and beach office. Existing accommodation provided for a local fisherman will be relocated to another council facility along the seafront.
Rob said: “Over the last 12 years that I have been here, we have built up a good customer base and we would just like to offer a much better facility, an all-year-round facility.
“Even the new beach shop will be open in the winter so that beach hut users will be able to get newspapers and milk.
“At the moment we are very weather dependent as we have no indoor facilities. We would like to enhance that so that people can come down even in winter and get a breakfast or a cup of coffee and sit and watch the sea.”
The project is anticipated to cost around £750,000.
If planning permission is granted, work will start in the winter, with the aim of being finished by summer 2014.