A former restaurant in Stevenage can become a three-bedroom family home after planning permission was granted.

Officers from Stevenage Borough Council made the decision in a notice dated Thursday, April 4. 

11 High Street, in the Old Town, used to be occupied by On The Green. The restaurant opened in 2015, before closing in 2019.

An application was submitted last summer for a change of use, to turn the building into a three-bedroom home. It was then classed as being part-restaurant and part-residential.

11 High Street was built in the mid-19th century and is Grade II-listed, but the change of use will not require any alterations to the external fabric of the building.

It has not always been used as a restaurant - previously, it has also been used as a surgery and as offices.

A statement on the restaurant's website last summer said that On The Green closed in 2019 for "what was meant to be a short re-modelling period", shortly before the Covid pandemic meant eateries had to shut.