140-seat Côte Brasserie plans for Peterborough city centre submitted

The Cote Brasserie  in Bury St Edmunds
The Cote Brasserie in Bury St Edmunds
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The arrival of a lead French bistro chain in Peterborough city centre has taken a major step forward

Agents acting for Côte Brasserie have submitted a planning application for the change of use of the vacant, former Santander Bank premises in Church Street to a restaurant.

Cote Brasserie logo

Cote Brasserie logo

The proposals involved seating for more than 140 diners on the ground and first floors, with an awning at the front of the building and seating for about a dozen diners outside.

The existing shopfront including access ramp will be retained and painted, although the windows will be replaced with bi-folding doors that can be fully opened to allow the café activity to spill out onto the pavement and “increase the interaction between the building and the public realm”.

Côte is the second major player to target the booming Cathedral Square dining quarter in Peterborough, with Wagamama also submitting plans before Christmas for the conversion of three shop units on Long Causeway.