UNITS in the second phase of The Broadway development could soon be taken up by a Specsavers opticians.

The chain has submitted plans for new signage at 20 The Broadway - beneath The Light cinema. Plans show the proposed store taking up two of the five ground floor units, which had previously been allocated as being potential bars, cafes or restaurants.

Mexican fast food chain Tortilla had previously expressed interest in one of the units.

The plans include signage for the company’s optician and audiologist services.

The Telegraph & Argus asked Specsavers if the new store meant it would be closing its current Darley Street store, one of the few reminaing businesses on the street, but has yet to receive a response.