New seafront café by 2014?

Salthouse Fields. Clevedon.

Salthouse Fields. Clevedon. - Credit: Archant

A NEW café complete with public toilets could be open on Clevedon seafront in time for next summer.

North Somerset Council has applied for outline planning permission for a new building to be created at the Salthouse Fields in place of the current temporary food kiosk.

A café building has historically been at the location for more than 60 years up until about five years ago when the building was demolished after it became run down.

For the past 10 years, a temporary movable concession has been operated instead.

The council, which owns the Salthouse Fields, now hopes to gain outline planning permission for a new facility to be created near the children’s playground before going out to tender to find someone willing to build it and run it for 25 years.

The planning application documents say the café should be single-storey, about 140sq metres and include an indoor seating area, an outside seating area partially covered by a canopy and individual and accessible toilets for use by staff and the public.

A North Somerset Council spokesman said: “The current concessionaire will run the kiosk for this summer.

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“We are hoping the whole process will be done so the new operator will be up and running for spring or summer 2014.

“When the new concession is let there will be a similar kiosk run by the new operator until the building is finished.

“This will be an all-year-round concession rather than the current seasonal one.”