A SHOP with a three-bedroom flat above it could be built on a former pub car park if proposals are approved.

Genesis Estates has put in an application to transform the land next to Atwel James Estate Agents in Market Street, Farnworth.

The land used to be the car park of The Victoria pub, which closed in 2014, before becoming the estate agents.

The new shop is set to create two full-time jobs if the plans are accepted.

The proposed opening times are 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

According to the application, four parking spaces would also be available. In 2015, an application was previously submitted by Ravenwood Estates to turn the car park in to a car wash.

It was refused on the grounds that the character of the area would be affected and there would be more noise.

An appeal was rejected in 2016.