PROPOSALS have been lodged to add five flats to a town centre shop unit.

Plans have been put forward to build studio apartments above a shop in Barrow’s Portland Walk.

They would sit on the first floor above the Ramsdens pawnbrokers in the shopping alley.

A statement supporting the plans said: “The proposed development seeks to retain the ground floor A1 retail space with a reduced area of 156 square meters along with reconfigured storage and welfare facilities.

“The appearance of the building is to remain largely unchanged.”