A VACANT building in Alloa's town centre could soon be reopening as a takeaway.

An application has been submitted to alter the property located on 19 High Street, the former Royal Bank of Scotland branch which closed in 2018.

Council planning documents show that on January 7 multiple proposals were set for the refurbishment of the premises, including the relocation of the front door and inside work.

The planning application was lodged by Mr Kartar Singh Barhaya and the status is awaiting decision.

In the description of the proposal, Mr Barhaya states he will be changing the building to a hot food takeaway and cafeteria.

A day later, on January 8, another application was lodged for alterations to the shopfront to install the entrance door and ventilation flues to the rear of the building.

Two separate objections have already been filed against the proposal on January 10 and January 24.

Last month the building sold at auction at the Marriott Hotel in Edinburgh for £170,000 to an unknown bidder, £60,000 more than the original listed guide price of £110,000.

At the time, the auctioneer stated the buyer was looking to use the ground floor for retail purposes and transform the first floor back into residential properties.

The bank's original closing date was in June 2018; however, it was granted a five-month extension until November.

It withdrew from the high street in 2018 and the building lay empty until renovation works began on it last year.