Restaurant and takeaway planned for Clyde Street in Helensburgh

The building has been used as a charity shop for several years

Plans to replace a charity shop on Helensburgh seafront with a restaurant and takeaway have been revealed.

Previously a branch of Oddbins, the shop on the corner of Sinclair Street and West Clyde Street is one of the most prominent locations in the town centre, and has housed a British Heart Foundation shop in recent years.

But Sava Estates Ltd has submitted an application to Argyll and Bute Council to change its use to a restaurant and takeaway, with an external flue.

A statement by Bennett development consultants says that opening hours would be 10am to 11pm from Sunday to Thursday and 10am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

It adds: “This uniquely located property which for many years has housed a charity outlet will realise its full potential through the creation of a quality eating establishment which will not only provide excellent cuisine but offer the diner wonderful vistas of the Firth of Clyde and the Renfrewshire heights on the opposite shores.

“The new restaurant will animate this prominent corner location and create an active and dynamic environment which will be a community focus throughout the day and evening.

“Of particular benefit will be the splay of light emanating from the restaurant during the hours of darkness which will not only illuminate the area but in the process deliver a safer and more secure environment for local and visitor alike.”

The full planning application is available on the council’s website – the reference number is 18/00274/PP

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