A family run Indian restaurant is set to open in the former Wimpy restaurant.

Takeaway Chicken Cottage, has also got permission to open on the High Street. A new sandwich shop is due to open on Brigstock Road, next to Fireaway Pizza.

While an application also on the High Street to turn the Castle Hairdressers in to a takeaway has been recommended for refusal.

Niazi which is thriving in Thornton Heath with grocers, convenience stores and a laundrette is using the shop front improvements to advertise its growing business.

There was no application for the signs (pictured) which have been reported to the council’s enforcement team by Cllr Karen Jewitt.