A GOLF equipment company is aiming to set up shop in the former Jolly Farmer restaurant at Camberley.

The American Golf Discount Centre Ltd intends to sell clubs and other items from the building, situated on a notorious traffic island.

Because of the property's previous commercial use, the company does not require planning permission to open the shop.

But the business launch is being delayed because the company is seeking the go-ahead from Surrey Heath Council planners to extend the building and reshape the car park.

The proposed work is due to be considered at this month's meeting of the council's planning applications committee.

A planning officer's report says that the building's existing flat roofed extensions have been built piecemeal, and have a disjointed appearance.

The company's proposals will improve the appearance of the building which stands at the eastern gateway to the town, adds the report.

There have been no objections to the scheme, unlike last year when Burger King wanted to convert the property into a drive-through restaurant.

The application sparked a storm of protests from nearby residents, with the result that it was thrown out by the planners.