Children’s baking party plan for amusement arcade

Coun Neil Dawson
Coun Neil Dawson

An amusement arcade could be turned into a children’s cooking and baking party business.

Youngsters attending the parties would be able to make and decorate various goodies including cakes, pizzas and biscuits.

And they would be able to take home their creations.

The business would be based at what is currently a gaming centre at the Cooperative Building on Albion Street, Morley.

In a planning application submitted to Leeds City Council, applicant Sue Martin said: “The parties will include the promotion of healthy eating and understanding of good food values, and that baking cakes is for special occasions.”

The existing fixtures and fittings would be removed and the premises would be refurbished and kitted out with kitchen units, ovens and hobs, dishwashers and hand-washing facilities.

There would also be a seating and refreshments area for parents attending the parties with their children.

According to the planning application, the business would be open for parties between 9am and 9pm Monday to Saturday and 9am and 8pm on Sundays.

It would employ two part-time staff.

Coun Neil Dawson, for Morley South, said: “I have written in support of this planning application and welcome the change of use from a gaming arcade.

“I believe the proposed change to a business offering baking parties for children and adults is an excellent use of these facilities.

“I am pleased that this building could be turned into a facility that will be welcoming to local people and help adults and children see the fun of baking, healthy eating and understanding good food values.

“I hope this new venture is successful.”