PLANS in principle to demolish a Rosyth recording studio used by Primal Scream and Snow Patrol have been submitted to Fife Council.

But Michael Brennan, who runs Sub Station Studio from the site, says there is "nothing happening" and that there are no plans to alter the business, which is "going well".

The facility based at the former St Margaret's Anglican Church on Hilton Road has also hosted Dunfermline's Big Country and the Skids and the application suggests it could be torn down and replaced by flats.

However, Mr Brennan told the Press: "We have had the application for the last 20 years. It makes it an asset – it is for the bank so that we know what it's valued at.

"We're not going anywhere."

He says that the proposal has only been put in place as previous planning permission – agreed in 2011 – had lapsed.

Sub Station offers five fully-equipped rehearsal rooms, with a larger area available for professional bands, and a custom-built recording space.

They also offer PA hire and live event crews and expertise and have worked with schools, Fife Council and Creative Scotland to provide educational experiences.

If approved, the planning permission in principle would allow Mr Brennan to submit a full proposal for site redevelopment within a three-year period.

This could involve bringing down the current building – built in the late-1960s to accommodate the needs of a growing population at Rosyth Dockyard – to make way for three flats.

The church had been designed to mirror a mission tent, making it a unique landmark in Rosyth, and closed in 1996 in line with the removal of a naval base in the town.

A drawing of the area submitted with the plans outlines the possibility of creating two, three-storey buildings with two-bedroom flats and another with three-bedroom flats, as well as a car park with 18 spaces.

The local authority will make a decision on the application by January 9.