PLANS to convert an Ilfracombe cottage into a restaurant and art gallery appears to have left opinions equally divided. Number 26 on Waterloo Terrace in Fore Street is owned by Geoff and Christine Twigger, who have applied to turn the 19th century listed

PLANS to convert an Ilfracombe cottage into a restaurant and art gallery appears to have left opinions equally divided.Number 26 on Waterloo Terrace in Fore Street is owned by Geoff and Christine Twigger, who have applied to turn the 19th century listed property into an eatery to cater for 30 people inside and 12 on the outside terrace. Inside would feature a display of work by local artists.The street, with its many restaurants has been called the "culinary heart of Ilfracombe" but although the plans appeal to some, they do not seem to tickle the taste buds of others.The planning department at North Devon District Council has received equal representation, with eight letters of objection - and eight in support.Following a site visit by the town council's planning committee, chairman Councillor Rod Donovan said the majority had recommended approval for the scheme, subject to the outside area being configured in a way to avoid overlooking neighbouring properties. Following consultation the final decision on the scheme will be made by the district council.