Fish and chip shop set to be converted into Airbnb

Documents have been submitted to change a Richmond fish and chip shop into a house to be rented out to visitors.

The change of use for Richmond Fisheries in Newbiggin has been submitted to Richmondshire District Council.

The shop has been closed for several years.

Agents for the applicant say that the business has proved to be “commercially unviable” over the last two years.

They add: “Therefore this application is for a change of use back to residential, which was the original use of the property.

“The applicant wishes to use the property as an Air BnB thereby attracting tourists to the area to help create a vibrant local economy.”

The property would have four bedrooms if permission is granted.

For more details on the application click here.