Planning application made for 'bike bus' rental service by Plymouth's Waterfront pub
PLYMOUTH planning bosses are to decide whether to approve an application to allow a "bike bus" to set up shop on the waterfront.
Earlier this week The Herald revealed Plymouth City Council was aiming to breathe new life into the foreshore by encouraging firms – including cafes and bike rental businesses – to make use of empty fisherman's storage arches at Commercial Wharf.
However, the council has received a planning application from Andrew Thompson who aims to set up Plymouth Bike Hire in a converted single decker bus within the car park of the Waterfront restaurant and pub on Grand Parade.
According to the application, the bus will hold the bikes which can be rented to members of the public.
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The single decker will be "suitably wrapped displaying company logo and purpose" and will sit on "a small piece of unused land within a car park marked 'no parking'".
The application states there will be five part-time employees and the hours of business will be between 8am to 7pm each day of the week including Bank Holidays.
The application will be decided at a later date by a planning officer.