Plans have been lodged with the Isle of Wight Council to turn an empty shop in Newport into a takeaway, serving chicken.

A proposal has been lodged for 79, St James Street, which was once the home of the Island Photo Centre's Newport branch.

Planning permission is sought for a change of use, from retail to a hot food takeaway.

The current application (24/00047/FUL) is being readvertised.

Isle of Wight County Press: The shop, as it used to look. It closed in 2022.The shop, as it used to look. It closed in 2022.

Deliveries would be via Trafalgar Lane, behind the building.

In 2023, an application for a takeaway was refused by County Hall, citing insufficient information about the potential impact on the occupants of neighbouring properties, and concerns about the type of extraction system that would be used.

In 2022, after 32 years, the independent photographic retailer, the Island Photo Centre, closed its branch at the building, but it continues to trade in Union Street, Ryde.

Meanwhile, in East Cowes, the owner of a pop-up takeaway food truck is applying for permission to stay.

Since October, according to documents lodged with County Hall, East Side Kitchen has been trading on Link Road, adjacent to the ferry marshalling yard.

Retrospective permission is sought for the change of use of land, for the siting of the mobile hot food takeaway outlet, with two members of staff.

Two objections have been submitted, while the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has requested some additional safety measures.

Island Roads has not objected to the plan.

Previous applications for the patch of land have sought permission for housing, which was refused, and for an office.