Plans have been lodged to turn the empty Stead and Simpson shoe shop at 3 High St into a kebab takeaway.
Owner Ahmet Boga has to move out of his current premises at the rear of the Old Town Hall to make way for the new Wetherspoons pub. “The old shoe shop is perfect for me although I will have to do some work on ventilation,” said Mr Boga.
His application says the kebab shop will open until 2am on Saturday nights and midnight every other night.
Just down North St builders have begun work renovating the kebab shop damaged by fire a year ago.
The application is open for public consultation on the TDBC website until July 21st. Taunton plans to leave the final planning decision on this issue to Wellington Town council. At least one neighbouring shopkeeper is fiercely opposed, saying that it could bring the atmosphere of the High St downmarket.