A NEW restaurant could open in Horwich if proposals are given the green light by planning chiefs.

An application to convert retail premises in Chorley New Road into an eatery have been submitted to Bolton Council by Rebecca Thompson.

A planning statement submitted with the application says the restaurant would bring extra choice to the community and that the merits and acceptability of the scheme are “clear”.

It continues: “This would bring about a new business start-up generating sustainable economic development and job creation for local people. “