THE CITY council has been asked to approve the change of use of a town centre hairdressing salon to a tattoo and piercings business.

Carlisle City Council has received a change of use application for the Halo beauty salon at 7-9 Rosemary Lane.

If plans are approved, the business based in the heart of the city centre would be converted into a tattooing parlour, also offering piercings.

Plans for the new business have been submitted by Andrew Davenport of Get-Pierced Limited.

Get-Pierced has an existing Carlisle base on Lowther Street.

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The council’s environmental health department has been consulted on the plans, they said: “If the application is successful, the applicant should be advised that, it will be necessary for the premises to be licensed to carry out tattooing and piercing.

“Once the conversion has been completed they can contact this department in order to do this.”

Constraints of the site are listed as: affecting the setting of a listed building in a conservation area; the proposal relates to development which affects a public footpath and the proposal relates to land or premises situated within the City Centre Conservation Area.

Carlisle City Centre is listed as a conservation area due to its special architectural and historic interest.

Permission has recently been given by the city council for the change of use of office space in Carlyle Court into a tattoo parlour by a separate applicant.

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

Councillors will take comments of support or objection into consideration when giving their verdict.

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