Plans are in to convert traditional red phone boxes into mini-retail units in Greenwich town centre. The idea is to sell coffees and ice creams out of the units, located near the Mitre pub.
The kiosks will aim for commuters, though will no doubt appeal to the many tourists in the area. The applicants state that many other redundant phone boxes have now been altered to other uses.
Greenwich planners may object due to the pavement congestion it could cause. Railings are on the other side of the paving penning pedestrians in. Their presence could cause people passing by with no intention to purchase to instead walk in the road. Removing the railings would make sense.
The planning reference is 17/2516/F