Major plans for the demolition of buildings at St George’s Park football ground in Newport, and for a retail park and drive-through restaurant on the site, will be considered by Isle of Wight Councillors tonight (Tuesday).

Car parking, access and landscaping will also be considered.

South Coast Leisure is behind the scheme, which is linked to the re-siting of Newport Football Club on a field at the Racecourse Roundabout, near Whippingham.

Conditional permission is recommended, including restrictions on what retailers would be able to sell on the site.