A former town centre pharmacy could be transformed into a new café according to the new plans.

The proposals would see Human Kind set up in 111 Billericay High Street.

The building has previously been occupied by the Lloyds Pharmacy group.

A new shopfront is proposed under the proposals, alongside the addition of new bi-fold doors at the back, the introduction of ventilation for a new kitchen and comfort cooling for heating.


The café would be based entirely on the ground floor with the level above currently in use as a flat.

A change of use application has been submitted to Basildon Council and must be approved before work can begin on converting the building.

The garden area at the back would be brought back into use by the café and set up as a small seating area.


No comments have yet been made about the plans by members of the public or consultees.

The plans come as KFC has also revealed its bid to set up a restaurant on Billericay High Street.

It has submitted an application to change the use of a former betting shop so it can develop its first site in Billericay.

With the application yet to be decided by council bosses, a KFC spokesman remained tight-lipped on the proposals, saying: “We know our fans in Essex are always looking for ways to get their fried chicken fix, so we’re on the lookout for new sites.

“Nothing is confirmed yet but watch this space.”