PLANS have been submitted to turn a former restaurant into two homes.

The plans have been lodged to Test Valley Borough Council by Trusty Tufty Ltd to turn the former Blue Hayes restaurant in Salisbury Road into two three bedroom properties.

Parking space needed for four cars is also detailed on the plans.

Councillor Nick Adams- King, deputy leader of Test Valley Borough Council said the restaurant has been closed for approximately a year to 18 months and it is unknown why the restaurant closed.

He said: "It's always sad to see a local business close but given its location I can see why.

"Losing any kind of business in the countryside is something that should be avoided but if it is to be turned into homes then that is better than nothing."