The former HSBC bank building in Knighton could be set for a new lease of life, as plans to convert the building into a restaurant and wine bar go before council planning officers.

The application to convert the Broad Street premises from A2 use (financial services) to A3 (food and drink) will go before councillors at Knighton Town Council for comments this month before being passed back to Powys County Council's planning committee for a decision later this year.

Plans for the building, which has been empty since the bank closed in May 2017, have been brought forward by Knighton based company HCMS Bar Limited.

Drawings submitted to the council as part of the planning application include conversion of a railed off outside area, formerly used by the bank to house a cash machine, into an outside seating space fronting on to the street.

The new premises is expected to create two full-time jobs, and four part-time jobs, if approved.