Juma’s supermarket and Daffodil’s restaurant at the junction of Staveley Road and Great Hampton Street, near Dunstall, is set to extend its kitchen and dining room and change its takeaway into a butcher’s.
The application was made by proprietor Mr Jumaa Ali and approved this week. A statement from Walsall-based agents Paul Clifton and Associates, acting on behalf of the premises, said: “The extension is being made to the rear of the supermarket along with a new canopy for the front entrance.
“Alterations to the restaurant consist of a new conservatory to create additional dining space and an extension forming a new kitchen area.
“Separate applications for alterations to the restaurant and supermarket have been made in the past, but because the two properties share the corner site and car park officers require a single application to include all elements of the works.”
“At the request of the officers, the unauthorised timber structure on the Staveley Street frontage has been removed. The site is surrounded by a thriving local shopping area centred around Dunstall Peace Park,” added the statement.
“Although a thriving area, crime is still a problem. Our proposal is to construct a single-storey canopy for the supermarket at the rear and a permanent canopy at the front entrance for the display of fresh goods.
“At present, a takeaway operates from the separate unit alongside the restaurant and the proposal is to change this unit to a butcher’s shop.
“Regarding Daffodil’s restaurant, we will be providing additional dining space with the construction of a conservatory-type building on the Great Hampton Street façade and also replacing the temporary kitchen,” it said.
“The conservatory will be located on a space currently used as an outside seating area, whilst the supermarket extension wiil be at the rear on the car park. An outdoor seating area is also proposed at the corner. The car park at the rear will be shared by the restaurant, the supermarket and the butcher’s shop and will be marked out to provide 18 spaces.
“Because of incidents of criminal activity in the area, the plans also allow for the addition of roller shutters to the entrance to the supermarket and to the windows and door to the butcher’s shop.”