PLANS have been approved to turn an empty shop in Rosyth into a new retail unit and hot food takeaway.

Haimishe Investment Company have been given the go-ahead for a part change of use for the premises they own at 20 Hilton Road.

It will be sub-divided into two separate units, one operating as a newsagents shop and the other as a hot food takeaway.

At the rear of the property will be storage and food preparation sites, as well as offices and staff facilities.

There were two objections, with concerns including parking, road safety, litter, residential amenity, proximity to existing hot food takeaways and the potential impact on their business.

However the plans were approved and a council report said: "The proposal is compatible with the area in terms of land use, design and scale.

"Furthermore, no significant impacts would arise in regard to existing levels of residential amenity, visual amenity or road safety."

The applicants said the ground floor of the building had been vacant "for some time" and was previously a carpet store.

They added that a number of metal containers on the site, which "impact negatively upon the local amenity", will be removed.