A FORMER fish and chip shop in Abingdon could be replaced by a pizza takeaway.

American pizza chain Papa John’s has applied for planning permission to move into number 7 in The Square.

The shop unit was previously taken up by Smarts fish and chip shop and doner kebab takeaway, before its closure.

In an application to Vale of White Horse District Council, it said the ‘new shop front will improve the appearance of the building’ and it will create ‘less odour nuisance’.

Papa John’s already has two branches in Oxford. A decision is due by October 13.