Another Isle of Wight hotel could become a home under new plans lodged by its former operators.

UPDATE: Owner Alan Humphreys has said the current planning application is for an additional porch and not a change of use. The Isle of Wight Council has apologised for the mistake. You can read more about it here.

Proposals to turn Melville Hall Hotel, in Sandown, into one home have been put forward again after the Isle of Wight Council rejected plans in the summer.

The once-popular hotel, on Melville Street, had more than 20 bedrooms, a dining room with up to 100 covers and bar and lounge areas.

The plans have been submitted by Alan Humphreys, who, the Isle of Wight Council said, used to operate the hotel.

The hotel also used to house the Utopia Spa, with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, nail bar and multiple treatment rooms.

It has been proposed to add a porch to the building and remove the pink render on part of the hotel, returning it to its original brickwork.

There are no publicly available planning documents which explain why the hotel was closed or why it should become a house.

You can view the plans, 23/01989/FUL, on the Isle of Wight Council's planning portal. Comments can be submitted until December 22.

The Isle of Wight Council refused the previous plans in June as it said no evidence had been submitted to justify the loss of the hotel and turning it into a house would be to the detriment of the Island's tourist economy.

The council's refusal has been appealed to the Planning Inspectorate but there are no documents available at the current time.