A CHIP shop could open in Bartestree.

Mr and Mrs R. Whittall have put forward their proposal adjacent to their Mill Cottage home, near to the village shop.

If approved, two flats will also incorporate the building, with nine extra parking spaces being allocated.

"We did propose a development parallel with the road, but it was felt the new parking being completely behind the new building would make it difficult for non-locals to see and use," reads a design and access statement submitted to Herefordshire Council.

"The proposed scheme addressed that issue as the new rear parking is essentially adjoining the existing parking.

"We feel that this location adjoining the shop and hairdressers is the ideal location for the chip shop as the parking areas can be combined."

If permission is granted, the chip shop will be open between midday and 10pm.