Sweet Temptations, a Huyton takeaway, was granted permission to relocate to the town centre after an enforcement notice was issued.

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Sweet Temptations, a Huyton takeaway, was granted permission to relocate to the town centre after an enforcement notice was issued.

After being informed they couldn’t operate the business from their home, the owners of a famous Huyton takeout were successful in their bid to move into the town centre.

Sweet Temptations has received approval from Knowsley Council to convert a former tattoo parlour in Sherborne Square into a takeout.

“We’re incredibly happy to take our business to the next level and continue to expand,” said owner Stacey Higdon.

“With our application, the council has been quite helpful, and we are quite delighted with the outcome.”

Ms Higdon started her cupcake business in her home off Stockbridge Lane in 2018 so she could spend more time with her daughter, but Sweet Temptations has grown beyond her home’s kitchen capacity since then.

Sales tripled during the epidemic, but Ms Higdon and her partner, Barry McCormac, couldn’t keep running their business out of their kitchen without getting planning permission.

The couple received an enforcement letter from Knowsley Council earlier this year, asking them to obtain planning permission or cease operating from their home, prompting them to apply to take over an empty unit in Sherborne Square.

The couple also filed an appeal against the enforcement notice, requesting extra time to complete the transfer, which Knowsley planning officers accepted on Thursday (June 10).

The duo will be able to provide breakfast and lunch for walk-in customers during the day, in addition to continuing to serve the cakes, waffles, and other takeout food that has helped them become one of the top-rated businesses on Just Eat.

“We are planning longer opening hours and introducing a breakfast and lunchtime menu,” Ms Higdon continued. “We will be employing more personnel in the coming weeks, and the refurbishment has begun.”

“Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to open.”

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