Milk shake bar plan for Clitheroe

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An application to change the use of a Clitheroe shop into a milk shake bar has been 
submitted to planning chiefs.

The shop at 32 King Street is currently being used as a “pop up” clothes shop 
after the walking and outdoor sports shop Onward and Outdoor recently relocated to Backridge Farm, Twitter Lane, Waddington.

Plans have been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council by Mr Nigel Rea, of Painter Wood, Billington, on behalf of his wife Kellie, to change the use of the premises from retail to food use.

In the application Mr Rea says the shop will sell milk shakes, drinks and some hot food and, if approved, the business will be run by his wife, Kellie (36).

The mother-of-five told the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times: “I was a child minder, but then I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in September.

“I’ve come to the end of my treatment now and I’ve always wanted my own place.

“The diagnosis made me realise that if you really want something in life you should do it when you can,” she added.

Kellie added that the new venture would concentrate on the sale of milk shakes, smoothies and Snow Cones, the latter being like flavoured ice drinks.

She also plans to sell some hot food and items such as subs, paninis and jacket potatoes.

In a statement to planners she wrote: “The use of the property will be for food use rather than retail.

“There are other food shops in the immediate vicinity, such as Apricot Meringue, Maxwells and Bluebells.

“My shop will concentrate on specialised products and will not create a direct competition to any of the above mentioned.”