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Yard & Coop seeking go-ahead for outdoor seating area

Liverpool restaurant Yard & Coop has revealed ambitions to expand its premises with the addition of an outdoor seating area.

The Hanover Street eatery is seeking planning approval to create a pavement cafe area on its doorstep for open-air dining.

According to the proposals submitted to Liverpool City Council, the outdoor seating area would include tables and chairs, parasols, planters, a food cart/servery station and heating lamps.

The building’s previous occupant successfully applied for approval for the outdoor expansion, but the permission has lapsed.

Yard & Coop’s new application seeks to renew the permission which expired in September 2014.

The restaurant claims the plans were well received at pre-application meetings, but notes that the addition of outdoor seating will partly reduce the pedestrian access on Old Peter’s Lane.

A report to be discussed by the council’s planning committee reads: “The proposed is an external seating area/pavement cafe adjacent to Yard & Coop Liverpool restaurant. The seating area includes tables and chairs, enclosure with signage, parasols, planters, a food cart/servery and heaters/lighting.”

Yard & Coop, which also has a restaurant in Manchester, expanded into Liverpool in December last year.

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