ANOTHER small bar could be about to open its doors in Westhoughton - if borough planners agree.

An application has been drawn up by Joe Fairhust for the ground floor of the former Bargain Booze off licence in Market Street.

Four full-time and four part-time roles would be created as a result of the venue opening.

Mr Fairhurst, of Cherwell Road, Westhoughton, is envisaging an outlet which would also cater for drinkers wider palates.

His planning agent Peter Entwistle said in a statement lodged with the council's development control section: "The proposal is to create a bar which will also sell small foods and pizza.

"The shopfront is to remain the same just rebranded along with the signs.

"Internally we are doing very little changes, We are proposing to create a disabled Wc, located in the bar area and we are adding an additional toilet in the rear.

"We are planning to locate the kitchen to the rear which in turn will allow the required ventilation to be fitted as far away from the flat as possible."

It is expected that the operating hours will be from noon to 11pm Mondays to Thursdays and noon and 1.30am on Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday opening from noon to midnight.

Mr Entwistle said food would be available for consumption both on and off the premises as part of the business plan.