More Rothesay shop front improvements planned

Planning permission is being sought for the refurbishment of the shop front at Cafe Zavaroni in Rothesay's Albert Place.
Planning permission is being sought for the refurbishment of the shop front at Cafe Zavaroni in Rothesay's Albert Place.

Planning permission is being sought for improvements to a shop front in the Townscape Heritage Initiative priority area in the centre of Rothesay.

Argyll and Bute Council’s latest weekly list of planning applications, dated August 2, contains three separate applications for Cafe Zavaroni at 12-13 Albert Place - two seeking planning permission and listed building consent for the refurbishment of the shop front, and one seeking permission for the display of a non-illuminated fascia sign and menu board.

Several shops in the THI priority area have improvement works planned or already completed: the refurbished Rothesay Post Office, next door to Cafe Zavaroni, was opened in April, while work has just been completed on a new shop front at Buckeridge Installations in East Princes Street.

Permission was granted in November 2012 for the refurbishment of the shop fronts at Oxfam and Bute Pet Supplies, in Montague Street, and the following month for similar work at Bute Dental Surgery in East Princes Street.

Permission for the conservation and repair of the shop fronts at 30 and 32 Montague Street, home to Fraser Gillies’ gents’ outfitters and Miller’s wool shop, was granted in January of this year.