THE GREEN light has been given for the historic transformation of a Barrow Chinese takeaway's shop front.

Barrow Borough Council (BBC) has granted permission for the New Taste takeaway, 84 Duke Street, to have its facade "restored and revitalised", as part of the Barrow-in-Furness High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) scheme.

Duke Street was awarded £100,000 for the scheme by Historic England, and was one of 14 high streets throughout the North West to benefit from the funding.

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A statement prepared by Buttress Architects for BBC on behalf of the property owner said:

"Our proposals are to reinstate the shopfront 84 Duke Street and replace the existing windows in favour of sliding sashes.

"The new shop frontage will be in reference to examples represented around the town centre, supported by historic photographs.

"The shop front design is based upon typical traditional detailing as seen in buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th century.

"The design will incorporate sympathetic detailing and proportions in timber, and comprise a traditional approach to shop front design."

The preferred colours stated are dark green for the signage and off-white for the sash windows.

The building is within the Barrow conservation area and is listed as being present by 1873, and will be restored with reference to historic photographs of Duke Street.