Go-ahead for betting shop

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A scheme to convert a vacant premises in Morpeth into a Coral betting shop were unanimously approved by Northumberland County Council’s north area planning committee earlier this month.

The plans, which included an application for an illuminated fascia sign on the shopfront, which was also approved, relates to the shop at 22 Abbey Meadows.

Morpeth Town Council had raised objections on the basis of loss of a shopping facility and traffic generation. However, planning officers felt that parking facilites were adequate and pointed out that there were already a mix of uses in the parade.