Planners have given the green light to turn a former clothes shop into a cafe and music store.

The unit at number 49 on Llangefni High Street has been empty since the closure of the ‘Take 4’ clothes shop.

But having now been approved by Anglesey Council’s planning department , the change of use will see the shop transformed into a brand new venture combining both a cafe and music shop.

The proposals, submitted by qualified musician Pat Lee and dietician Liz Pryde, also include a small cafe with seating for 15 people and will be known as “Lizzy Lee’s Rock Cafe & Music Store.”

Meanwhile, the music shop is proposed to provide a bilingual service selling new and second hand instruments as well as offering music tuition, proposing to employ two full-time and one part-time member of staff.

The cafe would have seating for 15 people
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The design and access statement put together on behalf of the applicants by agent Gerwyn Jones, of Outline Building Solutions Cyf, notes their intention to provide “a hub for the local community with an interest in music” and connecting with local schools to support music tuition and provide “affordable instruments to all.”

“She (Liz) has a passion for cooking and catering for those with food intolerances,” it goes on to say.

“She is excited about this opportunity to offer tailored diets to the local community, while raising awareness of food sustainability and healthy eating.

“He (Pat) returned home to Anglesey recently following four years teaching and repairing instruments at a music academy in London, where he also gained experience of working in a music shop.

“He feels immensely fortunate to have discovered music and is keen to share this by providing quality music tuition and supplying appropriate instruments to the local community around Llangefni.”

Anglesey Council’s planning department formally approved the plan on Monday without the need to go in front of the planning committee.