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From Bank To Stamp — Shanklin Tattoo Parlour Set For Former NatWest Site

New life could be brought to a prominent building on Shanklin High Street, which has been empty for five years.

Plans have been lodged with the Isle of Wight Council to transform the former NatWest bank into a cafe and tattoo studio.

The offices on the first floor, once used by the bank, are proposed to be turned into a three-bed flat.

The national banking chain left the town in 2017 but the building has not had a tenant since.

The building has been refurbished, and then sold prior to auction by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers earlier this year, with a guide price of £125,000 to £135,000.

The plans have been proposed by James Fleming who says there will be no impact to the building, with no changes to its appearance or structure.

Partition walls will be added to separate the cafe and tattoo parlour on the ground floor and create bedrooms in the flat.

You can view the two sets of plans, 22/00690/FUL (tattoo studio) and 22/00740/FUL (flat) on the council’s planning register.

Comments can be submitted until July 1.