PLANS to turn a former Indian restaurant in Cowdenbeath into a two-bedroom home and a small shop have been approved.

Mr J Singh sought permission for a change of use for the premises at 250 High Street.

It was latterly the Mussoorie Indian Restaurant but Fife Council have now given the go-ahead for the alterations, which includes an extension and some demolition work.

A report said the home would be like "a small studio flat" behind the shop unit.

Central Fife Times: The former Mussoorie Indian restaurant in Cowdenbeath.The former Mussoorie Indian restaurant in Cowdenbeath. (Image: Google Maps)

It said: "The dwellinghouse, its associated garden ground/amenity area, and its single parking space off the lane, would otherwise be provided for by removal of the shed and a small rear outshoot, introduction of a small rear extension with patio doors, and new window openings facing over the lane towards the gable of the hairdresser's premises.

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"In the round, it is expected the proposal would make a small contribution to the vitality and viability of the town centre."