THE bronze age is coming to Rosyth with plans for a new beauty and tanning salon.

James Wright, of the Sunbed Company, has applied to Fife Council for a change of use of the vacant unit 2 at 6 Unwin Avenue.

It's in the same development as the Sainsbury's store and the Yellow Coloured Cafe, at the eastern edge of the town.

Planning agent Douglas Quinton, of Scotplan Ltd, said: "They intend to offer a facility that provides a ‘high-end’ service to the people of the local area, and have carried out various forms of research to determine that the facility would be welcomed in this location.

"The existing premises has lain vacant since the construction of the development. My client’s unit is the last remaining space to be occupied.

"As the unit is surrounded by local amenities such as a supermarket, café and residential properties, there is a significant amount of footfall within the immediate area.

"Furthermore, there is a large car park situated to the front of the retail units providing adequate car-parking facilities for 20-plus vehicles."

The council is being asked to approve a change of use from retail unit to tanning salon.

Mr Quinton added: "The shop will be fitted out with stud partition walls, creating individual rooms that can be used to house tan stands and tan beds.

"The layout has been designed to take into consideration that the client may provide space for beauticians to provide services such as hair, nails and make-up."

The proposed opening hours are 9am to 10pm, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm on Saturday and 11am to 8pm on Sunday.