Funeral parlour plan for former Staveley fish store

From fur to funerals – plans have been unveiled to open a funeral parlour in a former Staveley pet grooming store.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 9:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 10:01 am

Spire Funeral Services, of Derby Road, Chesterfield, has applied for planning permission to convert the retail unit at 11 Church Street into a funeral parlour.

The plans also include an extension to the rear of the building, “to replace and extend an existing, poor-quality, ‘lean-to’, covered conservatory”, as well as a replacement front window and the “raising of the roof height to allow for creation of a second-floor apartment”.

The planning application says the premises were last used as a pet grooming shop, although this ended on November 1.

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Spire Funeral Services is hoping to open a funeral parlour in the former Fish Inc building on Church Street, Staveley.

Previously, the building was also home to aquatic specialist Fish Inc.

A decision on the application is expected from Chesterfield Borough Council, the local planning authority, by the end of March.