PLANS for a former Lloyds bank have been revealed.

Lloyds closed its branch in Ponteland earlier this year, leaving the village without a bank.

Applicant Magdalena Gajos-Docherty has now applied to Northumberland County Council seeking permission for a partial change of use of the space on Main Street.

According to plans alongside the application, the ground floor will be split into a coffee shop and a Kumon Centre.

The plans show the proposed Kumon space will include a small reception area, a small office, a classroom with 10 single desks and a circulation area with two desks for marking.

The Kumon Centre will be open four days a week between 3pm and 6pm for students to attend one class per week for a period of around 30 minutes.

There will be a maximum of seven pupils per time slot.

In a design and access statement, Ms Gajos-Docherty said: "The proposed coffee shop will work very well with Kumon Centre, as parents can wait for their children in the coffee shop area enjoying a tea or coffee."

The Kumon Centre is currently based at Ponteland Memorial Hall.

Kumon is the UK’s largest supplementary education provider, offering individualised maths and English programmes for children.

The Kumon Institute of Education was founded in 1958 in Japan, by Toru Kumon. He created what is now the Kumon Maths Programme for his son Takeshi, to help him improve his ability in maths.

For more details on the planning application, visit the county council's planning portal and search reference number 22/01623/FUL