A NEWPORT tattoo parlour could be set for a radical new life, as plans have been submitted which could see it become Chicken Central.

According to planning documents, there is hope to transform 133 Commercial Street from a tattoo parlour, to a Class A3 premises for food and drink.

Documents go on to show that should this be given approval, it would pave the way for a Chicken Central restaurant to open.

Though details of the potential new business are slim, it is believed that it would be more of a fast-food style outlet.

Currently, the retail space is occupied by Luna Ink – a tattoo studio.

However, it is suggested that the current tenants “have exercised their contract break clause”.

The landowner has said that unless “satisfactory planning permission is granted”, the property will become vacant.

It is thought that it has been on the market for over three months, and is believed to have attracted little interest.

The future of the Luna Ink tattoo business is not yet known.

There is no indication on any of their social media channels that they are not intending on continuing within the tattoo industry.

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What else do plans show?

The planning application has been submitted by Mared Jones of Asbri Planning Ltd, on behalf of the applicant, a Mr Anas Miah.

If approved, the ground floor of the premises would be transformed from its current layout, to a kitchen and dining configuration.

No changes to the first or second floor of the premises are planned.

There are no proposed changes to the exterior of the building – with the exception of an extraction flume being installed.

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Should the plans be approved, the applicants anticipate that it will create six jobs – four full time, and two part time vacancies.

It is also proposed that the site be open for business from midday to 12am, Monday through to Saturday.

At this time, there are no plans for Sunday trading.

The planning application can be viewed and commented upon on the Newport City Council planning portal here.