A new tea room specialising in Indian food has been given the go-ahead by Lichfield District Council.

A property at 22 Main Street in Alrewas is set to be converted for the family-run KherIndia business.

A statement outlining the plans said: “The business will operate from a specially converted garage to provide three or four tables, with up to ten covers and cooking facilities.

“There is an Indian restaurant in Alrewas which opens in the evening but, similar to other Indian restaurants in the area, offers standard curries, snacks and a limited sweet menu.

“Supermarkets, too, offer a limited range of standard cooking sauces, which lack creativity and are packed with preservatives, salt and sugar. Neither traditional Indian restaurants nor supermarkets provide the most popular regional snacks, such as Idli, Dosa, Pani Poori.

“KherIndia aims to offer a different type of Indian menu. It will provide a healthier range of traditional Indian sweet and savoury snacks to both local and internet customers.”

There had been concerns about on-street parking around the new business.

But the owners of the business say there will be sufficient off-road space.

Full details of the plan can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s website.


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