A FORMER East End funeral parlour could be turned into a 'quality' restaurant with a takeaway if city planners approve a proposal.

The plans submitted by Edzell Properties for the unit on Shettleston Road will also include a flat above the premises.

A statement said: "The proposed development will see this vacant property converted into a restaurant (Class 3) on the ground floor with the upper floor converted into a residential unit with access taken from the rear.

"The proposed new restaurant will continue to be accessed directly from Shettleston Road via the existing doorway. Upon entering the premises, to the left will be a small takeaway servery with seating/waiting area. This will also serve as seating for customers waiting to be seated in the restaurant.

"The restaurant will occupy the largest part of the ground floor."

The application adds that the upper floor will be a three-bedroom flat and the opening hours will be Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 11 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10 am to midnight.

The statement added: "The proposed development will see the change of use of a funeral parlour into a quality restaurant and the vacant and sealed upper floor changed into a three-bedroom apartment with independent access to the rear.

"In developing the entire property the development will remove a vacant unit and provide a new residential apartment, create an active street frontage and contribute to the diverse nature of the area.

"The positive benefits of the proposed development will contribute to the well-being of this shopping area and should be supported."

A decision on the plan is expected by October 18 and the last date for comments is September 26.