A popular Glasgow chippy is among a number of businesses facing demolition to make way for a new hotel.

Developers are seeking permission to flatten a high-profile city centre site which forms part of a conservation area.

Blue Lagoon, O Sole Mio restaurant and the Iron Horse Bar, on the corner of West Nile Street and Bath Street, are within the area earmarked in the plans.

Applicants George Capital have described the buildings, which are over 100-years-old, as 'not of special interest' and 'incapable of being suitably repaired or refurbished' in their assessment.

It is added that demolition and redevelopment will bring economic benefit to the city.

An inspection by the developers revealed that the basement within O’Sole Mio was suffering from excessive damp throughout while the Iron Horse had water ingress within the basement caused by the Italian restaurant.

A statement submitted as part of the plans, reads: "While the buildings are believed to be considerably more than100 years old they show no features of Architectural merit, are not considered to be of special interest and, as a result, have not been Listed. Almost every individual building remaining in the Central Area Conservation Area which dates back to a similar time has previously been Listed.

"The fact that these buildings have not been considered worthy of Listing, reflects their lack of individual character, or Architectural merit. The buildings have plain elevations with no detailing or other features of any merit."

It goes on to say: "Demolition of the buildings will provide the opportunity to construct a new building providing modern and attractive accommodation built to the latest environmental and safety standards, which will enhance the street and it’s neighbours."

A public consultation on the plans was held back in September.

The plans will now go before Glasgow City Council.