Plans have been submitted to turn a former beauty spa into a café in York.
But concerns about the change have been raised by neighbours.
Under the proposals, what was the Eden Spa on Fulford Road – sitting opposite the Fulford Arms pub – would become a 60-cover café with seating on the ground and first floor, and a staff room on the second floor.
“These alterations will ensure its longer-term use as a building for providing sui generis use and ensure it offers the level of service that the community expect and require to live within this locality of York,” say planning documents.
The three-storey end of terrace building sits on the corner of Alma Terrace, within the Fulford Road Conservation Area.
Two neighbours have raised concerns about the plans. One said: “I have concerns about parking and opening times.
“People from the salon are already parking illegally and Alma Terrace is now a resident zone.
“This will be a massive change to opening times too as presumably will want an alcohol licence and open at nights.
“That is a very small restaurant for 60 covers, that’s a lot more traffic /people.”
Another wanted assurances that the café would not include noisy refrigeration units.
They added: “The last time a food establishment was applied for at this address – late night
noise was a worry.
“I also feel that the cafe at 198 Fulford Road which has recently changed ownership (opens early morning and closes at 3pm) could be a conflict and result in both outlets struggling.”
You can read the plans here.