PLANNERS have given the go-ahead for a Tyneside restaurant which is hoped to create 70 jobs.
Cloverleaf Restaurants’ plan to open a 1,291sq m outlet on the Team Valley aimed at businesses and families was passed yesterdayby Gateshead Council.
Gary Douglas, director of Cloverleaf Restaurants said: “This is a terrific decision for Team Valley trading estate and Cloverleaf. Crucially it will also benefit the wider community as we expect the 70 new jobs to be filled by local people.
“Our team has worked closely with council officers on this scheme and it’s a great result for both local businesses and Gateshead Council. We now look forward to pressing on with the construction work and our plans for other new restaurants in the North East.”
Jennifer Winyard, senior planner at Turley Associates, representing Cloverleaf, said: “The application was warmly welcomed by members, who recognised that economic investment into Team Valley is a priority, and their decision was unanimous.
“Construction on the site is expected to start next month, with the restaurant opening in June 2013.”
Cloverleaf, which is owned by Greene King, has already opened a branch at Doxford International Business Park in Sunderland.