The threat of enforcement action against a takeaway has been put on hold due to new plans.
A bid for listed building consent and retrospective planning permission has been lodged for Yummy Chinese in Montrose.
It comes after complaints were made about the neon transformation of the former Shanghai Restaurant on the High Street.
Opponents to the revamp say the new look is not in-keeping with the town centre conservation area and the premises could attract traffic and rubbish problems.
A planning enforcement notice was served for unauthorised works to the listed building.
These include new signs and a change of use from restaurant to takeaway.
Any action will be on hold until applications lodged by owners are considered by Angus councillors.
The owners do not believe the revamp will have a negative impact on the town.
Kai Chen, the applicant, said internal changes involved replacing units installed around 20 years ago, a new wheelchair ramp and disabled toilet.
A determination deadline has been set at April 6.