A woman is seeking permission to change the use of a commercial building into a beauty salon.

Rebecca Haworth-Slater has applied to Ribble Valley Borough Council to change the use of the property in King Street, Whalley.

The property is currently used as office space and is the previous site of an estate agent.

As well as the change of use, the plans seek to make minor alterations to the front of the building, as well as new signage.

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A heritage statement submitted to the council said: “The proposal seeks permission to change the use of the vacant commercial office to a beauty salon. The proposed change will have no impact on the conservation area.

“The proposal also seeks permission for minor alterations to the front elevation and a separate application for advertisement signage.

“The existing frontage is lacking character and requires upgrading. The applicant seeks permission to install a timber panel façade. This will be installed up to first-floor sill height and above the existing black plinth of the building.

“The timber panelling will be surface mounted and will not have an out-of-proportion projection into King Street.

“The paint finish will be in keeping with the surrounding area and street scene.

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“The advertisement signage will be flat-cut letters and surface mounted onto the new timber façade. Additional business signage will be located between the existing door and window position.”

Surrounding homes and businesses in King Street have been informed about the plans and have until April 15 for the consultation to expire.

Anyone wishing to leave a comment or read the plans in full should visit the council’s planning website.