A HOT food takeaway could open in St George's Cross if city planners approve plans.

Plans were submitted to Glasgow City Council last week to turn a retail unit into a hot food takeaway and install a flue to the rear of a property on 352 St Georges Road.

The property was previously an off-licence but has been vacant for some time.

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A planning statement said: "The proposed development will see a vacant unit transformed into a hot food takeaway, which will provide a service which is currently lacking in the local community.

"This new venue will animate this part of the road which can be quiet with little footfall.

"The new takeaway will bring more activity to the location and the splay of light from the windows will illuminate the footpath and contribute to the feeling of safety so essential in public spaces."

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If approved, the takeaway would operate Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 11 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10 am to midnight.

A decision is expected on the plans by July 16.