Domino’s Pizza looks to open store in Portishead

Domino's opened a new store in Clevedon last year.

Domino's opened a new store in Clevedon last year. - Credit: Archant

Domino’s wants to open a new takeaway in Portishead High Street.

The international pizza chain has applied for planning permission from North Somerset Council to covert a takeaway with accommodation above it, into a new store.

Domino’s already has four chains within North Somerset, including Nailsea and Clevedon, but believes it would be a good addition to Portishead’s high street scene.

Pegasus Group, which has sent planning documents to the council on Domino’s behalf, said they would convert the living space above the takeaway into a store room and staff area.

It says the flat has been vacant for about 18 months and that 35 jobs would be created if the changes are agreed by the council.

Pegasus says: “The proposed development is necessary to accommodate the occupation of the building by Domino’s Pizza and will make a positive use of a vacant town centre unit and support the vitality and viability of Portishead by maintaining a good level of footfall and providing job opportunities for the local residents.”

Portishead Town Council will make a recommendation on the proposal in the coming weeks but North Somerset is responsible for determining whether planning permission should be granted.