A RESTAURANT wants to increase its capacity with a temporary outdoor structure.

Plans have been submitted to Warrington Borough Council’s planning department seeking prior approval for a temporary marquee.

This would be sited at Pasha Lounge, on Buttermarket Street in the town centre, offering outdoor diners protection from the elements.

The restaurant boasts ‘cool gins, cocktails and shisha pipes with the best tapas in Warrington’.

Plans state that the movable structure would be up for 120 days and wholly within the curtilage of the premises.

It would be anchored to the ground with weights, ropes and pegs.

Documents submitted as part of the application state: “The intention of the legislation is to allow pubs and restaurants based within listed buildings to continue trading during periods of unsettled weather.

“It will expand their capacity temporarily, without making structural interventions to the fabric of the building.

“This will help to bolster the ongoing viability of these businesses, which are enduring stressful trading conditions.

“The spatial objective is to help heritage buildings remain occupied and in use.”

The plans are with the council and will be decided on in due course.