A DANCE business has grown so much the owner is now looking for a permanent studio.

The owner of The Starlight Boutique, a Mrs Bowdrey, is looking to have a full-time dance space in a unit at Barry Way, Newport Business Park, .

The industrial unit, which houses tenants DW Support Services, a property maintenance firm, is said to be vacant by the end of the month.

According to planning documents submitted to the Isle of Wight Council, the storage and office space could be transformed to hold two dance studios with another dedicated ballet studio on the first floor.

The dance and gymnastics academy has been running for over nine years now and says establishing a permanent base with specific studios is the 'next natural progression to becoming the Island’s largest dance and gymnastics hub'.

The business has grown steadily year on year, starting with 14 students and increasing to more than 300 and provides classes for students of all levels and ages, ranging from toddlers to adults,

No external changes will be made to the space apart from adding a cycle rack to encourage active travel.

Agent for the application, Holbrook Architectural Services, say the unit is ideal for the business.

Island Roads has said parking around the area, with a number of other businesses nearby, maybe a cause for concern as parking is at a premium during normal working hours.

While the class times are not yet known, the highways authority said later classes and those on weekends should not be an issue but with midweek and morning sessions, depending on the uptake of patrons, there may not be sufficient parking as the unit only has five allocated bays.

To view the plans, 21/00763/FUL you can visit the council's planning register. Comments will be accepted until May 24.