Plans are brewing to open a new bar in Ramsbottom.

A change of use application to turn a chicopractor premises on Square Street into a bar has been sent to the council

Under the plans, all the changes made to the terraced property will be "decorative and internal" and no alterations will be made to the outside of the building.

A new sign titled "Venezia" has been installed on the outside of the building, which will be the name of the new bar.

The plans state: “This proposal seeks approval for the change of use of a vacant building which was previously used as a chiropractors to a bar to sell drinks for consumption on site.

“In the immediate area there are a range of premises from shops, cafes, restaurants and takeaways.

"The change of use will not affect the building’s appearance within the conservation area and will allow the building to provide a new business within the town centre."

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The opening hours will be 10am to 11pm from Monday to Saturday and 11am to 10pm on Sunday if the proposals are approved, and would also offer jobs to five people.

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The site is close to the location of Spanish tapas bar Levanter which recently had to close down due to rising running costs amid the cost of living crisis.

The plans say: “The proposal seeks to revitalise a derelict property whilst encouraging retention and restoration of architectural features and promoting improvement and enhancement.

“It complies with the development plan and would improve the economic and social conditions of the area.

“The proposal will contribute to the Ramsbottom economy and the well-established highly reputable food and drink scene of the surrounding area.”

A neighbourhood consultation on the application is currently in place, with a decision on whether to give it the green light set to take place later this year.

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