Expansion for Indian

A RESTAURANT owner in Matlock is celebrating after being the green light for a £70,000 expansion.

Plans to add further dining space to Maazi, on Causeway Lane, have been approved, and will see glazing added to the second floor balcony and the use of an office and storage area converted into a bar and dining area overlooking Hall Leys Park.

The move is to cater for 60 more diners, taking the capacity up to 150.

Owner Irfan Shabir said: “I’m ecstatic, we have been planning it for a while.

“We have to turn away quite a few people, especially at the weekend, so we’re pleased the decision came through so quickly.”

Work has already started and with a an opening date of April 23. There are hopes live music will also feature in the new area.