One of Norwich's best-loved garden centres is planning to offer a new service as it hopes to open a carpet and flooring shop.

Notcutts, in Daniels Road, wants to open the new store in the building currently occupied by its upholsterers.

The garden centre stopped its upholstery offering a number of years ago and the premises currently sits empty.

It is thought the new shop will be run by a separate flooring company.

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Notcutts' application for a change of use submitted to Norwich City Council states the building will still be able to be used for the sale of garden equipment and food products.

The building will also be able to house a workshop.

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It comes as the city sees a number of new businesses opening including the Blue Bear Coffee Shop and Cat House cafe.

Those wishing to comment on plans have until August 31.

It is hoped a decision can be made by November 1.