A NEW soft play centre for children is set to open above a snooker hall in Dunfermline.

The owners of The Ball Room, on Queen Anne Street, have received planning permission from Fife Council to run the facility seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm.

The Montreal Property Company, based in Edinburgh, operate the snooker hall on the first floor of the building and will use the vacant floor above for the soft play centre.

The British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical store is on the ground floor.

A council report said: "The proposed play facility would include a soft football area, a go kart area, small party rooms and a baby and toddlers' area.

"The proposal would also include the re-instatement of a lift shaft, however, this would not require the benefit of full planning permission as this would be for internal works to the property."

The second floor is 1,350 square metres in size and the proposals include enlarging the entrance and replacing the front door on Cross Wynd.

There are also plans for the outside of the building with an application for a 40-feet high mural to be painted on the gable end wall.

As reported in the Press in June, the artwork will feature a large heritage piece celebrating the famous Scots poem, ‘The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens’.

The design has been created by Dunfermline-born artist Jonny Hannah.