Residents and visitors are set to benefit from a new improved café facility on Brightlingsea seafront which will create eight full-time jobs.
A dilapidated building near Bateman’s Tower on Promenade Way is going to be demolished and replaced with a two storey construction of three separated timber clad units.
The scheme will provide a new larger café, ice cream parlour and shop with modern kitchen, servery, cold stores, toilets and disabled toilets, and baby changing facilities on the ground floor.
Above will be a restaurant, bar area, further toilets, disability lift, balcony area and staff shower.
Lisa Brown also intends to create a new alfresco dining area around the outside of the building with bike stores, side service, shed and bin stores with disability access throughout.
The scheme, which will replace an existing shed type café, has been given the green light by Tendring District Council (TDC).
A TDC spokesman said: “This proposal will support tourism within this seafront location and further demonstrates the confidence and commitment being shown in other regeneration projects across the District.
“The principle of a café is already established at the site. Although this is a much larger facility there is no material harm from the development and the application has been approved.”
It was felt that overall the design will bring about a marked visual improvement to the area.
Bateman’s Tower is a Grade II Listed building, about 85 metres away from the café site and TDC believes the new structure will preserve its setting.
Brightlingsea Town Council fully supported the application.