PLANS have been submitted to the city council convert an office space into a tattoo parlour.

A change of use application has been submitted to Carlisle City Council requesting permission to convert office space on Carlyle’s Court into a tattoo parlour.

The refurbishment of Suite 1a will not involve the loss or gain of accommodation, the application simply seeks permission for a change in operations.

No new public roads will be required for the change to take place. There will also be no new vehicle access created.

Plans suggest that the tattoo parlour would operate Monday to Saturday opening at 10am until 5pm and staying closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

Carlyle’s Court is a shopping centre that already hosts a jewellers, restaurant and electronics store.

The site is not located in a conservation area.

A notice was placed at the office space in February informing the public of the applicant’s intentions and calling for any comments.

The notice asks that any comments of support or objection are received by March 18.

An objection to the application has been submitted to the city council.

A resident of Carlisle said that changing the use of Suite 1a to a tattoo parlour would reduce “excellent city centre office space now needed by expanding local businesses who are creating permanent community job opportunities following the pandemic.”

Environmental health officer for Carlisle City Council Stuart Strange has been consulted on the plans.

He said: “If the application is successful the applicant should contact this department in order to be advised with regard to legislative compliance for occupational health and safety and the licensing of skin piercing businesses.”

The public can view and comment on all applications submitted to Carlisle City Council for approval.

Councillors on the planning panel will take comments of support or objection into account when giving a verdict.

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