A bar and restaurant in Stevenage's High Street has relaunched plans for a permanent outdoor seating area after they were previously withdrawn.

If planning permission is granted by Stevenage Borough Council (SBC), Cinnabar will be able to install around a dozen tables at the front and side of their venue, with four parking spaces being lost.

The front of the venue faces the High Street, while the tables at the side would be situated on Bell Lane. As part of the plans, the footpath on Bell Lane would be extended to a "usable width" of two metres.

It is proposed that the outdoor seating area would be used between 8am and 11pm every day.

A document provided by SBC Engineering Services in association with the application states: "We have supported the applicant for the last two summer seasons by supplying temporary water filled barriers on Bell Lane to provide for tables and chairs to be put out.

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"The loss of parking during these periods has not, as far as we are aware, caused problems in the area and we remain supportive of the principle of permanently extending the footway width in this area."

At the time of writing, 17 comments have been received about the plans, with 15 in favour, one neutral, one objecting.

Cinnabar submitted a similar planning application to SBC last summer, which would also have entailed the loss of four parking spaces if approved.

However, it was then withdrawn by Cinnabar despite the vast majority of comments being in favour of the plans.