A STORE in the centre of Taunton that has been closed for almost a year looks set to open as a charity shop.

Cats Protection is planning to open up in the former Saltrock premises in Fore Street.

The building has been empty since the shop closed in June last year.

Cats Protection has applied for planning permission to carry out external and internal alterations to the three-storey listed building.

It has conditionally set a start date for the work at May 28 and expects the builders to hand over the premises on June 14.