A PLAN to open a tattoo parlour on the site of a relocated microbrewery has been submitted to the council.

If approved, the new tattoo parlour would move into a space previously occupied by the Bull Baiters Inn in St John’s.

The building is currently empty following the move of the microbrewery to Alfred Taylor House.

The pub’s plan to create a medieval ale house in the grade II-listed building was backed by council planners in January.

The application to change the use of the building from a micropub to a tattoo parlour is currently short on detail but it does show the businesses proposes to open from 11am to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday.

The shop would work on an appointments basis which would stop people from congregating outside and near the busy road.

The front of the shop would remain largely unchanged.

Planning officers at the city council said the change of use from one commercial business to another would be pretty straightforward and would not breach policy in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWPD) on loss of retail space.

The new tattoo parlour could help reduce the number of empty units in St John's following the news in February that the former 'eyesore' Zig Zag nightclub would be knocked down to make way for housing.

Consultation on the plan ends on June 5.

The plans can be viewed via the planning section of Worcester City Council’s website.

The application number is 19/00251/FUL.