PLANS for a new dessert shop in Chester city centre have been given the green light.

Insert Dessert, a family-run business which was established in June last year, will be opening a dedicated store on Watergate Street Row.

The new shop will be right by the planned new home for the Death by Tacos restaurant.

A planning application was submitted by Insert Dessert to Cheshire West and Chester Council back in May for alterations to be carried out inside the Grade I listed building, to provide appropriate fittings and lighting for the new shop.

Those plans have today (October 7) been rubber stamped by the local authority's planning department.

In a report recommending listed building consent approval, case officer Lyndsay Shinner said: "Although the application does not describe the significance of the building, the Conservation Officer has been to site and had detailed discussions and has made the assessment that the proposals would not impact on any significant historic fabric and as such are supported.

"Historic England have been consulted and do not wish to comment on the application.

"It is considered that the proposal has demonstrated regard to the desirability of preserving features of special architectural or historic interest which the listed building possesses and there would be no harm to the significance of the heritage asset.

"The proposal is therefore considered to accord with the policy provision as set out above in this regard."

Insert Dessert says is delivers luxury desserts at affordable prices, including waffles, crepes and milkshakes.

It also creates sweet pizzas with vegan pizza dough.

Its website adds the business, which is currently offering deliveries within a four-mile radius of Chester, uses fresh ingredients in its meals, uses eco-friendly packaging and is vegan-friendly.