A planning application has been submitted to turn a former Baldock restaurant into flats.

The proposal would see 31 Hitchin Street, formerly home to the likes of Khoi Khoi, Vintage Wine Bar and The Broken Drum, become a one-bedroom and two-bedroom flat.

"The proposed works are intended to facilitate the use of the ground floor restaurant area and associated residential accommodation as two self-contained flats," the planning application reads. 

"Flat one will be in the existing restaurant area fronting Hitchin Street and flat two will be accessed via Vintage Court through the existing residential entrance.

"Currently the building is empty and has for several years opened under a variety of guises, none of which have been sustainable. It is no longer seen as a viable option to run as a bar or restaurant, even before the COVID-19 pandemic which has compounded the issues.

"The scheme is aimed at bringing the building back to its original residential use with the minimum of alterations and with no negative harm to the significance of the building. Indeed the scheme should secure the future viability of the building."

To view the planning application in full, visit www.north-herts.gov.uk/planning, and search 24/00537/FP.