A SEAFRONT diner in Bournemouth could be expanding as its popularity increases amongst residents and tourists. 

The Prom Diner Restaurant, which is west of Boscombe Pier, could be boosting its seasonal offerings with more restaurant floorspace and extra seating. 

Applicants BCP Council hope to create an “Ibiza feel” with the restaurant gaining three new cabana shelters and decking to accommodate guests. 

Temporary temporary structures will be in use over the summer months, according to a design and access statement from the local authority.

A document states: “The design intention is to provide/create a scheme which relates to an Ibiza beach bar theme which provides a beachside, casual feel.

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“Creating a deck area on the beach that allows disabled access to the site will connect the different zones of the site.  

“A set of three semi-enclosed cabanas with neutral coverings will provide an all-weather location for sitting.  

“The central part of the site will be a free-flowing area with picnic tables that will have various sizes of tables and chairs placed on the sand (secured to a level surface under the sand) the location and position of these will be confirmed on-site.  

“Using reclaimed timber and scaffold planks, the rustic/weathered look will continue the narrative provided by the kiosk.” 

The temporary structures will be in use in the summer months and will need approval by BCP Council. 

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The statement added: “The design offers a new life to a part of the beachfront that is in need of subtle interventions and will be welcomed by the local residents and visitors alike. 

“The fun and energetic design will ensure the beach is enjoyed by all who visit and add to the beach's various attractions.” 

The redevelopment forms part of BCP Council's Seafront Strategy which creates a “bold and exciting vision” for seafront leisure across 15 miles of coast and 26 miles of harbour-side landscape.  

The redevelopment is thought to have a 20-year lifespan with the council 'investing £1.7m into the scheme last year.  

The former Conservative-run administration decided last year to develop seasonal beach-based food, beverage and leisure offers on the sand between Bournemouth West Cliff and Boscombe Pier. 

The application is still being considered and a decision is yet to be made.