A village in Cornwall could lose its Indian restaurant but gain homes if a new planning application is successful.

Mr A Ali, who owns the Tandoori Spice restaurant and takeaway in Probus, near Truro, is asking for change of use permission to turn the ground floor restaurant and first floor flat on Fore Street into two dwellings.

Montagu Town Planning Ltd, on behalf of Mr Ali, said in a design statement: “The entire property comprising the restaurant and first floor flat has been marketed for a period of time, well in excess of two years, during which there were no willing buyers.

"The development will not change the external appearance of the building.

“Subject to the outcome of the application, the building [would be] subdivided internally to form two dwellings, which will then be sold on to the housing market, where there is a significant need.

"The proposal will add two dwellings to the existing housing stock on a site which is located in the built-up area of Probus.”

It added: “While the development will result in the loss of a restaurant, at this point in time there are no willing buyers in the market who want to purchase the property.”

For more details see PA23/08134 on the council’s online planning register.

Every week more than 100 applications are validated by Cornwall Council. All planning applications submitted to the council have to be validated and are available for inspection by the public. Anyone is also allowed to submit comments about the applications – whether in support or objection.

You can see public notices in your area, including alcohol licensing, probate and good vehicle licences via the Public Notice Portal: https://publicnoticeportal.uk/falmouth-penryn-packet

The majority of applications are decided by planning officers at the council under delegated powers. However, some applications will go before elected councillors who sit on planning committees.

No date has been set for when the planning application above will be determined.