NEW plans could see the former Breightmet post office turned into a takeaway.

The business in Bury Road closed temporarily on June 15, 2019, before moving into the Best One newsagents in January after months of consultation.

Now, a planning application has been submitted to Bolton Council to change the former unit into a takeaway, creating five new jobs for the area.

The application aims to breathe new life into the empty unit.

It said: “The proposal will bring a vacant derelict building back into productive use, creating full-time employment for three people.

“The proposed use would add to and increase local consumer choice. The range of local shopping would not become unduly restricted and the new use would not adversely affect the viability of the adjacent retail units. “

Five new jobs could be created by the change, with need for three full-time and two part-time employees.

The applicant has proposed opening times of 5pm-midnight Monday to Saturday, and noon-midnight on Sundays and bank holidays.

However, the council’s environmental health department recommends a closing time of 10pm on Sundays and bank holidays to protect nearby residents and the area from noise or disturbance.

If plans are approved, the new takeaway would join three others in the local area, with Pizza Bravo, U Kitchen and Allen’s Cafe all along the same street.

The local highway authority does not believe the move will significantly increase demand for on-street parking, and has no reasonable objections to the proposal.

MM Architectural Design submitted the application last week on behalf of Mr Alauddin from Preston.

A decision will be made by the committee at a later date.