Plans for a new restaurant in Tynedale have been lodged.

The applicant, whose name is given as Mr Forster, wants to open a restaurant and bar in the Town Hall Buildings in Corbridge.

The Grade II listed building, on Princes Street, was previously home to the Duck House.

A planning application for a change of use from a shop and café to a restaurant has been submitted to Northumberland County Council.

Mr Forster also plans to make internal alterations to remove more of the internal walls on the first floor and stair lobby, as well as to remove two small areas of internal wall either side of the bar on the first floor.

He also wishes to relocate the female WCs away from the kitchen area to allow the kitchen to be extended into the area of the existing toilets.

Seven full-time and three part-time staff members are proposed.

In an impact assessment submitted alongside the application, Mr Forster's agent Simon Timperley said: "There are public benefits in bringing a listed building back into productive use as a restaurant including the substantial investment in refurbishing the building, the contribution to the economy of Corbridge with people visiting the restaurant and making linked trips to other facilities and the new restaurant will contribute to the night time economy and improve the vitality and viability of the village centre at a time when such investment is very important."

Opening hours given in the application are 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 10am to midnight on Saturdays, and 11am to 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

For more details, search 21/04167/FUL on the county council's planning portal.