BOSSES at a popular East Lancashire fish and chip restaurant are bidding to become the latest addition to Burnley’s ‘takeaway mile’.

Plans have been unveiled by Colne-based Banny's for a new ‘drive-thru’ restaurant in Trafalgar Street as part of the third phase of the ‘On The Banks‘ regeneration project for the Weavers’ Triangle.

The gateway route is already home to a 24-hour McDonald’s and KFC drive-thrus, The Wok Place oriental restaurant and branches of Subway and Greggs.

Around 20 part-time positions would be created if the development secures planning permission, according to the company, which has made its name with their eaterie at the end of the M65 at Colne, near Boundary Mill.

Proposals provide for a 34-space car park and would be only yards away from a prospective hotel on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Demolition has already taken place of the former Dexter Paints building, which occupied the site, next to Kitchen’s garage, and 35 Trafalgar Street and 1 Derby Street, forming the former Albert Mill, would also be bulldozed.

Planning agents have been eager to stress that the new venture, further along the street from the preserved old Habergham Eaves Parochial School, would blend in with the historic former cotton heartland.

A spokesman for the Campbell Driver Partner-ship said in a design statement: “The success of a drive-thru restaurant relies on visibility and corporate identity but also trades on quality.

“This building will be using high quality coursed stonework, large glazed areas with powder coated frames and a ‘flat’ metal cladding system.”

An archaelogical study has shown that Albert Mill, which dates back to the 1870s, is of local interest but its historical value has been diminished due to the loss of the northern part of the building.