PIE shop bosses in Glasgow have applied for their premises to be officially turned into an eatery after receiving an order to close from Glasgow City Council

Council chiefs issued Levant Pies in Hillhead with a stop notice last month after it emerged the business was operating as a cafe without permission. 

Owners of the Park Road diner - which served East Mediterranean food, specialising in Levantine flatbread -  didn’t have the proper Class 3 permission to operate in its premises.

They believed the cafe required the same Class 1 rating as Greggs and Subway, but officials said it required Class 3.

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Now, after being ordered to cease operation, the business has submitted its second bid to change the use of the West End retail unit into a cafe. 

The proposed trading hours are seven days per week from 9am until 10pm, with deliveries to take place at the address between 8am and 9.30am. 

The diner operators had previously lodged an appeal to keep the premises open. 

Their bid, was, however, knocked back by Scottish Ministers.

Dismissing the appeal earlier this month the Government reporter said: “I find that a change of use has occurred in breach of planning control.”

In 2020, the business applied for planning permission to change the use of the premises from retail (Class 1) to a café or restaurant (Class 3) but it was refused by planning chiefs.