PLANS have been lodged for a new coffee bar and ice cream kiosk to be installed on Swanage seafront.

Tanner Associates has applied to Dorset Council on behalf of Carve Coffee for a five-year permission for a kiosk on hardstanding at Shore Road.

According to plans, the coffee bar and ice cream kiosk would operate from a customised ’up-cycled’ shipping container.

There would also be tables and seating adjacent to the kiosk, and set back from the Shore Road footpath.

If approved, the kiosk would operate seven days a week throughout the year, including public holidays, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Carve Coffee Roasters was established in Swanage in 2020 and produce locally roasted coffee beans from their existing premises at Prospect Business Park in Swanage.

There, they have a coffee bar where locals and visiting customers can buy takeaway coffee or freshly ground coffee beans to take home.

The company also supplies coffee beans to a number of successful cafes, coffee shops, delis and restaurants across Dorset.

Details of what Carve Coffee plans to offer at the new coffee bar and kiosk are featured in a Design and Access statement submitted as part of the planning application.

It reads: “In addition to a range of freshly ground coffees sourced from sustainable growers around the world, customers will be able to purchase, for consumption on and off the premises, freshly prepared filled bagels, cakes and other sweet takeaway treats, ideal for families wishing to enjoying lunch on the beach.”

Commenting on what the kiosk would bring to Swanage, the applicant said: “Carve Coffee’s proposal is not for just another eatery or ice cream shop.

“Carve Coffee aims to bring some new food and drink opportunities to Swanage; create some related hospitality events to attract new visitors to the area; build a hub for the local community, such as early morning all year bathing groups, cyclist, cycle clubs and ramblers, and also as a base for community groups to meet and grow.”

Dorset Council is yet to make a decision on the application, and it will remain open for consultation until April 20.