THERE are plans to turn the store room above the former Farmfoods in Inverkeithing into a five-bedroom home.

Khrum Syed, of Samou Property Ltd in Cowdenbeath, has applied to Fife Council for a change of use of part of the shop at 73-75 High Street.

Farmfoods closed in November 2019, described by a local councillor at the time as "dreadful for the town", and the premises have been empty ever since.

As well as converting the former store room into a home, the plans also include a single storey extension, replacement windows and door, and the creation of two parking spaces.

Mr Syed's planning agent explained: "The application property is situated over two levels and is currently class 1 (retail).

Dunfermline Press: The Farmfoods store in Inverkeithing closed in November 2019.The Farmfoods store in Inverkeithing closed in November 2019. (Image: Newsquest)

"The intention is to divide the property to form two separate entities.

"The ground floor retail space has street level access from High Street and will be retained as such.

"The first floor is currently a storage room which, due to the gradient of the site, has street level access from the car park to the rear of the building via Roman Road.

"The intention is to form an additional access door on this upper level to create access to a single residence property."

Mr Syed previously applied, in October last year, to part change the use of the shop into a hostel.

This plan was withdrawn in January.

A separate application to turn the ground floor into a restaurant, which was submitted by Sava Estates in December 2019, was withdrawn the following month.