A BLANDFORD restaurant is hoping to install an outside seating area.
The Three Kings eatery, in Salisbury Street, has submitted a planning application to Dorset Council for a decking area at the rear of the premises.
“The seating area will be a pergola-type,” it said. “This will be erected on concrete square pads and will be mainly of timber construction.
“The actual pergola will not be permanently fixed to the floor.”
It would have canvas sides to allow use in poor weather, the application said.
“One reason for this is so that people are not stood in the shopfront smoking, and also to create an outdoor seating area for eating in the warmer months,” it went on.
“The noise will be minimal, as it is far enough away from any residential spaces and also it is for eating, not as a drinking area.”
For more details on the scheme, log on to www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk and search for application reference P/FUL/2023/05784.