A prominent building in Llanelli's town centre could soon vanish for good.

Plans proposing the demolition of number two to eight Stepney Street have been submitted to Carmarthenshire Council.

If given the go ahead, it would mean that the historic building which dates back to the 1800s will disappear forever.

It comes as part of plans to "create an attractive, contemporary development which takes advantage of its landmark position".

Not only would the building - which was once home to the Cambrian Hotel and Barbican, and more recently Italian restaurant Altalia - be demolished, the units that housed Vision Express and the YMCA charity shop would also join it.

The building when it was the Barbican

The three-storey building with a traditional pitched roof is regarded throughout the town as one of its remaining historic buildings.

Altalia closed for the final time last month after 18 years in the town centre, as its owners wanted to focus on new ventures.

A covering letter, by planning agents Asbri Planning, details the plans that have been put forward.

It reads: "The majority of the buildings in question are currently vacant and in a state of dilapidation, no longer fit for purpose with currently No.2 Stepney Street currently occupied by Altalia restaurant.

"The vision for the site is to create an attractive, contemporary development which takes advantage of its landmark position as an end of terrace unit within Llanelli town centre.

"The site has fallen into disrepair, particularly the vacated No.4 and 4A.

"As a result, demolition of the redundant buildings is now required to address these concerns."