Irvine’s former fishmongers could soon be converted into a cafe.

Plans to form a coffee shop, including replacement fascia signage, external repainting works and internal alterations to the B listed building were submitted to North Ayrshire Council this month.

The planning statement said: “The nature of the new Class 3 Food and Drink premises is to establish a new coffee shop in Irvine High Street, allowing for both sit in and take away customers. The prime location is suited to commuters to and from the High Street and adjacent to a popular bus stop and will benefit from steady passing trade.

“The primary function will be to sell coffee, however lightly fried and deli style food will also be sold - cakes, wraps, toasties, baked potatoes, salads, and hot filled breakfast rolls. No chips or associated deep fried or café food will be served.”

“The opening days will be seasonal, initially 6 days per week, extending to 7 in the warmer, busier months. The opening times will 8am till 4pm Monday to Saturday in the Winter months and 8am till 7pm Monday to Sunday in the Summer months."