New Burger King and Greggs drive-thrus are set to be built next door to each other in Bolton.

Plans have been submitted in the past week to build the new new hot food takeaways on land at the Logistics North industrial park, close to the M61 junctions 4 on Bridgewater Avenue.

The plans, submitted by A&F Forecourts Ltd, state that both the fast food outlets would have drive-thru facilities and would be built close to the Costa Coffee outlet, opened in 2017, which operates close to the roundabout.

Technical elevation plans show drawings of the proposed restaurants complete with Burger King and Greggs branding.

Bolton highways department said that a traffic report submitted with the plans estimated the outlets would cause an increase in net trips on Bridgewater Avenue of around 72 per day.

In their consultee comments Bolton highways said they agreed with the development in principle and that the ‘impact of development could not be considered as severe’ and that ‘the level of off-road parking appears reasonably compliant with the council’s parking standards to serve the level of development’.

Logistics North, operated by the Harworth Group bills itself as the ‘North West’s largest live commercial development’.

They say the expanding employment park has attracted a number of national and international occupiers including Aldi, Lidl and Whistll, with three million sq ft of logistics and manufacturing space now completed and occupied.

There are currently around 5,500 people employed on the site.

The site is also home to Greene King’s Pine Tree Farm pub.

The planning application also contains proposals to landscape the areas surrounding the new hot food outlets and details of service routes for deliveries.

A&F Forecourts Ltd also commissioned a crime prevention study ahead as part of the planning application. The report, by RS Security Ltd sated that they would help ‘ensure design proposals are considered to help combat crime within the design and build of the new Burger King and Greggs fast food venues’.

They made recommendations on layout, CCTV and landscaping in order to improve the safety of staff and visitors to the site.

Planners at Bolton Council will deliberate on the plans in the coming weeks.