St Agnes Business Says Extension Will Benefit Island

A glass and timber conservatory extension could benefit two St Agnes food businesses and the wider island economy if approved by councillors.

Members will be asked to back an extension to the Coastguards café at their planning meeting on the 19th of September.

The plan would allow an additional 15 indoor places, in additional the 20 covers already offered.

Applicant Aisling Hick says the much-needed wet weather facilities would help the daytime cafe and Mark Eberlein’s evening High Tide restaurant, which shares the premises.

The businesses hope to trade into the shoulder periods and beyond if the extra covers are allowed.

Local art is sold in the building and both businesses use island eggs, milk, cream, salad and ice cream so more business would benefit other island’s traders.

The applicant proposed an extension, which is in keeping with the existing building in white timber and white render with some granite detail.