After more than five years of remaining empty, a retail unit at a Norwich business park finally looks as if it will be filled.

The unit next door to Costa at 6 Blackberry Court in the Sweet Briar Business Park could be occupied by a mystery restaurant after it applied to Norwich City Council for planning permission.

In the application, the business has omitted all details which could give away its name, but given they have nearby restaurants it is unlikely to be Burger King or McDonald's.

Just months ago councillors raised concerns at the number of empty units on the plot with large former Ikea and Maplin stores remaining empty years after the respective businesses' closures.

It comes as a number of long-vacant city commercial buildings are being filled, with a new bakery opening in the old O2 shop in Castle Street and Dune London opening in the former Jojo Maman Bebe shop in Back of the Inns.

The business, which has seen its application submitted by estate agents Savills, hopes to have approval by August 23.