FOOD and drink from a supermarket chain could be sold from a Bournemouth home and garden store if new plans are approved.

The Range is applying for permission to change a planning condition attached to its Turbary Retail Park shop to allow it to sell a range of Iceland goods.

It said the move was part of the company’s “evolving business model” which has already seen the partnership rolled out elsewhere in the country.

In 2006, a planning condition was put in place by Bournemouth council restricting items sold from the building to a range of household and garden goods.

However, in order to bring its partnership with Iceland to the town, it is now seeking permission for it to have a 450sqm area for food and drink.

“As part of the company’s evolving business model, it is seeking permission to sell a limited range of food and drink items within some of its larger stores,” a retail statement submitted with its application says.

“The goods sold within The Range will be sourced from Iceland which will be reflected in the branding of this part of the store.

“However, other than supplying the products wholesale to The Range, Iceland will not be involved in the retail operation.”

Under the submitted plans, the shop would sell frozen, chilled and other food, including meat and dairy products; “a small selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages”; and “a limited range” of household goods.

Speaking last year when the partnership between the two chains was announced, The Range founder Chris Dawson said the move would enable his business to provide "a one-stop shop” for its customers.

The Range has a 20-year lease on its unit, ending in 2026, and it says there is “no operational need” for it to relocate from it.

Planning officers at BCP Council will consider the request to amend the planning condition in the coming weeks.