A GOVANHILL gap site could be transformed into a takeaway restaurant.

Planning proposals for the new eaterie have been submitted to Glasgow City Council and show that owners would create at least five jobs if the scheme is given the go-ahead.

The plot of land at the corner of Coplaw Street and Pollokshaws Road has lain empty for several years.

It is currently a vacant builders yard and borders Cuthbertson Primary School.

Plans show an external seating area for the single storey hot food outlet.

They say the proposal is expected to create a minimum of five jobs, including three kitchen staff, one tender and one manager post.

With several listed buildings in the vicinity, the plans state the new building has been designed to tie in with the surrounding environment but still be modern enough to have "a modern and aesthetically pleasing presence."

The plans state: "It is proposed that an aesthetic similar to the boundary wall of the school building in dark stone, which covers the main length of Coplaw Street. be replicated in the form of a masonry/block wall with essence of treated timber cladding to add a modern yet sympathetic look to the new premises and the street.

"The height of the building and Extraction Duct are terminated well below the adjacent hoarding/billboards to be out of sight from the main Pollokshaws Road Elevation and the corner with Coplaw Street.

"There are existing billboards higher than the proposed building on Pollokshaws Road and wrapping around onto Coplaw Street.

"There is ample on street parking at present throughout Coplaw Street and the concept of the hot food premises promotes predominantly take away or delivery."

The plans show no indoor seating but fill the outside area with dining space, including outdoor booths around the perimeter of the site.