A car auction house on the Woolwich Road could be joined by a shisha restaurant and music venue if its plans are approved by Greenwich Council.
Part of the Euro Car Auctions building, close to the Victoria pub, could be revamped to include a nightspot in space at the east end of the building.
The application is brief and only mentions a shisha restaurant and alterations to the exterior of the building to include an open ventilation screen and floral wall, but plans submitted to the council include a music venue and recording space. Images supplied with the application, rather oddly, show palm trees surrounding the site, which is on industrial land but is opposite houses and flats.
Euro Car Auctions, which is behind the plan, hopes that a recent change in planning laws means that permission will only be a technicality, as auction houses and restaurants now fall under the same category.
However, the council may take a greater interest in what goes on as it owns the freehold to the site, having bought it as part of its long-term plans to transform the Charlton riverside into a residential area.
More details can be found on the Greenwich Council planning website.
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