Popular Porthleven restaurant Amélie could be about to get a sister café.

Owner Sam Sheffield-Dunstan is currently in talks about opening a temporary pop-up café/restaurant at Hayle's North Quay, called Lula.

Centred in two timber-clad containers right on the edge of the beach, it would serve takeaway seafood and ribs.

Planning permission for the restaurant, along with an external seating area and separate toilet block, is due to be decided by the end of this month.

The hope is for permission to be in place ready for trade this summer, with the longer term plan being for Lula to have a more permanent home somewhere within the North Quay development, which is currently going through its own planning process.

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Sam told the Packet: "It would be right on the beach, serving seafood and ribs.

"We're looking at a big container, quite relaxed, quite informal, quite funky."

The new restaurant would be adjacent to the slipway at the western end of North Quay, Hayle Harbour, close to the Harvey Towans car park access road and the existing metal containers used by Hayle Canoe Club.

Design consultants David Lock Associates state in the planning application that it had been agreed the club's container would be moved to the west of the site, so that the club can continue running unhindered.

The site was most recently used by temporary hot food takeaway business The Black Lobster.

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If agreed, the two containers will be positioned in an ‘L’ shape, with the seating area between the containers and the beach.

The consultants add in the application: "The local built context has long been of metal containers related to the adjacent canoe club and the previous temporary hot food takeaway facility.

"The proposed new containers are to be vertically clad in natural coloured timber to soften their visual impact against the dunes, whilst high quality dark-grey finishes are proposed to the window frames, doors and flue."

Access will be on foot via a ramp from the existing beach slipway and staff and visitors arriving by vehicle will be expected to use the nearby beach and quayside car parks.