Plans for a new patisserie to open in Colchester has been given the go ahead.

The application for Sir Isaac’s Walk will see the patisserie and café open to the public.

The unit is currently vacant but was formerly used as a financial advisor’s office.

The applicants say design of the patisserie has been “carefully thought through” and period features will be “exposed and celebrated.”

The application includes one extraction fan and opening up a boxed in fireplace.

The report said: “The proposal for this application is to convert the existing unoccupied commercial unit into a patisserie.

“Sir Isaac’s walk has its own special character, with a lot of independent cafes and coffee shops, and we believe a patisserie would fit the bill well within its surrounds and building.

“The design process has been sympathetic to the building and its period features. By introducing only limited fixed furniture, we aim to do as little amendments to the internal fabric as possible.

“One of the windows on the first floor level will need to have an extractor fan placed within one of its glazed panes. Other than for cleaning and repainting, all other windows will be untouched.

“All preparation work will be carried out on the first floor and this will be inaccessible for the public. The public will only be allowed on the ground level.

“The floor will remain as it is currently. As per the visuals, some walls will be painted, some will have floral wallpaper and some will have a black metro tile in herringbone format.

“None of the existing internal timber structure will be touched or painted.”

The plans have been approved by Colchester Council subject to some conditions.

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