A VACANT shopping unit in Andover could become an estate agents.

The unit in Bridge Street was once a pottery painting shop and has been empty since January 2013. The proposal will mean the shop has a change of use for it to become a Martin and Co estate agents.

Martin and Co is currently in London Street, Andover, but its lease is running out and this plan would see the estate agents move to Bridge Street.

Planning officer Samantha Own has recommended the plans for approval and the final decision will be made at Test Valley Borough Council’s northern area planning committee on Thursday 24 July.