Former Galashiels diner to be turned into office

Planning approval has been granted for the conversion of a former bar and restaurant in Galashiels into an office and industrial unit.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 3:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 3:36 pm
Buddy's Diner in Galashiels.

The application has been granted for the former Buddies American diner and grill in the town’s High Street.

Carlos Clarke, the council’s lead planning officer, said: “This application seeks consent to convert a former public house, more recently a bar and restaurant, to form offices and a light industrial workshop,

“The proposal comprises no external alterations aside from removal of a shipping container which, in any case, has outstayed its consent which was granted for five years in 2011.

“The property is located within the town centre, and comprises a single-storey building with a frontage onto the High Street. It is flanked by residential, commercial and industrial uses and backs onto an area alongside a nearby job centre, as well as industrial area beyond to the west.

“The proposal will support the town centre, and provide accessible business space within a highly accessible location near to other industrial uses, without coming into conflict with other uses.”