A POPULAR food chain has applied for a premises licence near Braintree Village.

Wagamama has put through a premises licence application for 11A Charter Way in Braintree.

It is at the location of the old Las Iguanas restaurant.

Latin American restaurant Las Iguanas opened in Braintree in 2015 but closed last year after owners Casual Dining Group announced it would close 91 or its 250 restaurants across the country.

It has been previously estimated that the ground floor premises with mezzanine that was formerly occupied by Las Iguanas and could cost £9,167 a month.

Now, Wagamama is attempting to attain a premises licence for the space in Braintree, having already got restaurants in Chelmsford and Colchester.

The description of proposed licensable activities includes sale by retail of alcohol both on and off the premises on Monday to Sunday from 10am to midnight.

It also includes a provision of late night refreshment, from Monday to Sunday, both indoors and outdoors from 11pm to midnight.

A copy of the application may be inspected on the licensing register at causeway house, Braintree from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Any person wishing to make a representation should write to the licensing officer, Braintree District Council, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9HB or email licensing@braintree.gov.uk.

The consultation end date is on December 21.

Wagamama have been contacted for comment.