A restaurant owner wants planners to help him secure his return to Birmingham’s “greener pastures”.
Dhon Miah, owner of Tywyn Balti, says he’s been trying to sell his business for eight years.
He was unable to find a buyer with the situation made worse by the pandemic.
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Mr. Miah now wants to convert his restaurant on College Green in Tywyn, Gwynedd, into a home to help complete a sale.
He is backed by estate agent Morris, Marshall and Poole who say they have had the restaurant, priced at £ 95,000, on the market since 2014 and had no serious interest from buyers.
They said converting to a house would be a “reasonable way to go.”
He Miah’s planning agent said: “The reason for converting the property is to sell it to make it easier to move to Birmingham.
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“The business is not profitable and he has been trying to sell it for eight years.
“However, unless the property can be converted into a dwelling, a buyer is unlikely to show up in the foreseeable future.
“Given Mr Miah’s current situation, who needless to say has been exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic, he is desperate to move to Birmingham to greener pastures.”
The request will be reviewed by the Gwynedd Council planners.