A plan to convert a former discount shop into a restaurant and takeaway in Stourport has been approved. 

The proposal, which was submitted to Wyre Forest District Council, is set to see the Original Factory Shop on Bridge Street converted into a restaurant with a takeaway service. 

The Original Factory Shop closed for good in the summer 2023 but was re-opened as a discount store in October last year by popular shopkeeper Kash Mepa. 

According to the heritage statement: "The proposal is a simple application for a change of use and proposes not external changes or alterations the shop front or advertisements".

On the council planning portal, the plans received mixed feedback with six objections and one neutral. 

This includes concerns raised over increased traffic to the area and parking although one objector recognised the appeal to younger people and the benefit of bringing people into the town centre. 

The plans were approved by Wyre Forest District Council on Friday, June 21. 

The decision notice said: "No problems have arisen in dealing with this application. The planning application sought an acceptable form of development which has been found to be consistent with the requirements of relevant planning policies and material considerations."

People can view the full application by searching the reference 24/0168/FUL on the Wyre Forest District Council planning website.