Supermarket giant Tesco's plans to open a sixth store on the Isle of Wight have moved a step closer.

The Isle of Wight Council has approved proposals to install signage on the former BrightHouse building, on the corner of Newport High Street and St James' Street.

The shop, next to JD Sports, has been sat empty for five years.

Submitted by ROK Planning on behalf of Tesco, permission has also been granted for air conditioning units and an access gate on St James' Street.

Read more: Isle of Wight Tesco supermarket plans for Newport

A spokesperson for Tesco told the County Press: "We’re always looking for the best ways to serve local communities and are excited to be opening a new Tesco Express store in Newport on the Isle of Wight."

Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council had raised concerns about the impact of noise from the units on residents living adjacent to and potentially above the building.

Planning officers accepted that while the units would "undoubtedly create some noise", there would not be a significant adverse impact.

As previously reported, the supermarket revealed plans to move to the high street building in February.

Originally, Tesco wanted to move into the former Laura Ashley store further down the High Street.

But plans stalled as the supermarket also looked to take over the H. Samuel jewellery store, which is still trading.

Although no opening date for the new Tesco has been revealed yet, work has already started on transforming the building.

A spokesperson added: "We will keep the local community updated with our plans as we get closer to opening.”

You can view the plans, 24/00197/ADV and 24/00198/FUL, on the Isle of Wight Council's planning register.