A FOOD business in Weymouth town centre is asking for planning consent  – after opening in mid-April.

J’S Kebab, near the Town Bridge, said in a statement to Dorset Council that it has been in operation at 54 St Thomas Street since April 15th and is now asking for planning consent to continue.

The premises has, in the past been a take-away under another operator, and for a while was a tattoo business but is now selling take-away food with late night refreshments and a home delivery service.

The application to the council includes a request for a black and gold business sign which is already in place.

The building is within the Weymouth Conservation Area but, unlike the others alongside it, is not a listed property.

The takeaway has a late night licence issued by Dorset Council for Monday to Sunday which allows for opening until 4.00am.

The application for planning permission has been made in the name of Mr Cengiz Zorel who gives his address as the St Thomas Street premises. Nigel Trent Building Design Ltd is acting for the business in the application to Dorset Council.

Planning officers are being told in the application that the existing illuminated sign will be replaced with an identical one which will not be illuminated.

Public comments on the application to continue the existing use and the sign remain open until December 15.