The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Ice cream parlour scoops up council go-ahead


A new ice cream parlour business is on its way to Banchory.

Plans were approved this week for the venture, which will also include a cafe and takeaway facility.

The premises – a unit on the lane leading to the town’s Scott Skinner Square – was previously a bakery.

Supporting documents submitted by Matthew W Merchant, on behalf of the applicant, state: “The proposal is to refurbish an existing vacant shop unit into an ice cream parlour and cafe with a takeaway facility.

“The shop was previously a bakery, retailing traditiona­l bakery products,

“There will be no deep fat frying on site”

complement­ed by a hot food takeaway facility.

“The primary use will be as an ice cream parlour with seating area and will also encompass use as a cafe serving coffee, hot drinks, soft drinks, Belgian waffles, hot and cold sandwiches, paninis and soup.

“As such, there will be no deep fat frying on site.”

The applicants have suggested that the operating hours for the business venture would be from 8am until 9pm, Monday to Sunday, during the summer months.

Those may be reduced during the winter months.

The applicants also added that “the proposed use will make a positive contributi­on to the retailing not only in Scott Skinner Square but also to High Street and Banchory generally.”

The proposals were approved this week, with the council pleased with the prospect of a vacant shop being transforme­d.

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