A FISH and chip shop could be turned into a convenience shop in a city suburb following a new planning application.

Ambleside Fish Bar, on Gresham Road, Dines Green, could become a One Stop convenience store - a franchise chain with over 300 stores across England, Wales, and Scotland, supported by 700 company stores.

A planning application was submitted on Friday, November 30 by JS Convenience Stores, for "proposed change of use of hot food takeaway to a convenience store."

Only one response has been submitted to the planning application by Worcestershire Regulatory Services.

The response asked for the applicant to confirm that there is "no intention to install any external plant/equipment/ventilation openings".

If the plans were to go ahead, the shop would be directly opposite the Co-op, which is currently the only convenience shop on the road.

Cllr Robyn Norfolk, Worcester City councillor for St John's ward, said: "I think that St John's and Dines Green does need an affordable supermarket that is affordable and convenient for residents.

"The supermarket would also ideally need to be consistently open and also regularly stocked as well."

Worcester News has contacted Ambleside Fish Bar in Dines Green but nobody was available for a comment.

Earlier this year, the fish and chip shop was awarded a one star for its hygiene rating, which has since been upgraded to a three. 

The Gresham Road location is the second takeaway under the Ambleside Fish Bar name.

The original location is based in Ambleside Drive, in Warndon - a location which is in the top 20 restaurants in Worcester according to TripAdvisor.

The Dines Green takeaway opened at the site of the old post office on Gresham Road in 2022.

One Stop has been a subsidiary of Tesco since 2003 and according to its website, invests £50,000 into its franchised stores. The consultation will remain open until Wednesday, December 27.

To submit a response, you can visit the Worcester City Council website and search for application number 23/00967/FUL.