The former petrol station and Central store on Victoria Street, Ventnor could become six houses.
In a planning application submitted to the Isle of Wight Council, Mr and Mrs Sampson have applied to turn the empty site into six four-bedroom townhouses in the heart of Ventnor.
The site was once home to Leslie’s Garage and the application says the operation’s fuel tanks could have contaminated land — but a report in 2010 gave the all-clear for retail use.
The report describes the site as ‘derelict’ and ‘redundant’.
Now, an update is being prepared to support the submission, allowing for the proposed development.
A three-storey building has been proposed — demolishing the current unit — along with six parking spaces in the forecourt.
Comments can be made on the application until April 3.