A FORMER vets surgery building could become a top shelf butchers following a recent planning application to the council.

Miss Molly Edwards seeks a change of use of 22 Chapel Street in Marlow from a currently vacant veterinary practice to a “high class” butchers shop called The Meat Hook of Marlow.

Other changes to the 92-sqm property include a new timber shopfront ‘with feature display’, two new awnings to the front and rear of the premises, and some replacement roofing at the back of the property.

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PICTURED: Existing and proposed plans 

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Mounting of required compressors and vents are also mentioned in a council document, as are refrigerated display units and a cold room.

Its proposed opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, with the same hours on Saturdays.

“Meat waste will be held in a separate bin and will be collected on a daily basis,” a report states.

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PICTURED: A council made map of the area 

A design and access statement reads: “It is our intention to change the use of the ground floor unit at 22 Chapel Street, Marlow from a veterinarian’s surgery to a new high-class butchers shop.”

It also says: “The unit is to be fitted out at ground floor level with a new shopfront, repair works to the rear elevation and lean-to roof, replacement of modern doors, installation of new awnings, signage and externally mounted compressors and complete internal refurbishment.”

No works are proposed to the building’s upper story.

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