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A former bank-turned-dance studio could become a tattoo and body piercing studio.
Proposals have been drawn up for the property at 49 High Street in Chasetown.
Applicant Joanne Webster said in a planning statement that she was keen to bring her career home. She said:
“I lived in Chasetown for most of my young life. It has always been ‘home’ in my heart, with my family and many friends still living in the area.
“In my adult life I have lived in many different locations in the UK in order to pursue my body piercing career which I am extremely passionate about.
“It has been a goal of mine to set up my own professional body piercing and tattoo studio in my home town.”Joanne Webster
“Help bring new people into the area”
Joanne added that she was keen to help breathe new life into the area by taking on a premises which has been vacant for around a year:
“Having lived and worked in various different locations over my career, I have built up a very good reputation due to the quality of my work and products used.
“This has in turn earned me a client base from around the UK and also invitations to work at various tattoo conventions every year.
“I feel this will all help bring new people into the area and hopefully assist other businesses locally.
“I have friends who own other businesses on the High Street and I am looking to get involved with helping to revitalise the area, and where possible help with local community projects, be it through fund raising or other means.”Joanne Webster
Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.