A FORMER butchers shop could be turned into a tattoo studio.

Last week, a change of use application was submitted to Durham County Council for 27 High Street South, Langley Moor.

According to planning documents, the site was previously used as a butchers shop for more than three decades. Following refurbishment works, applicant Martyn Lumley hopes to convert the vacant space into a tattoo shop.

Proposed opening hours include 5.30pm to 8.30pm, subject to demand, and 11am to 6pm on Saturdays. The shop would close on Sundays and bank holidays and is expected to create one part-time job. Clinical waste from the site would be collected every two weeks by a firm NWR Hygiene Services.

Public comments can be made until Tuesday, October 22 by writing to the council and a decision on the proposal is expected by Tuesday, November 26.

For more information, visit Durham County Council’s planning portal and search reference: DM/19/03097/FPA

  • The previous occupant of 27 High Street South, LM&L Tyson Family Butchers, has moved to number 28 High Street South, and is unaffected by this application.