A convenience store is set to close for good after plans to turn it back into a home have been approved.

The shop in Holmbush Way, Southwick, is a semi-detached house which currently has commercial premises at the front of the property, three bedrooms upstairs and living quarters to the rear.

However, plans submitted by the owners have now been approved by Adur and Worthing Councils to remove the shop and add an extra bedroom to the ground floor.

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This will result in the existing shop front being removed and the front of the property being designed to look like the neighbouring bungalows around it, with plans to install a new front door and windows.

There are no plans for any other external changes to the building.

Since the plans were approved, the shop owners, who said the business was no longer "viable", have not yet confirmed when work will begin or when the store will cease trading.

Customers were upset when the plans were first submitted.

A resident, Fiona Baker, said: "My first job was working for the lovely Sopps. 10p mix-ups were my specialty."

Vicki Ades added: "So many memories of using this shop growing up."

Katie Scannell wrote: "Such a shame, lovely friendly family."