A vacant shop unit in the centre of Bolton could be transformed into a pizza restaurant, if new plans are approved.

Delta Tech Ltd has submitted the proposal for the site on Newport Street, where The Coffee Grind used to be situated before it closed last year

The plans also involve delivery drivers using the nearby car park.

The business would hope to attract shoppers from nearby.

The proposal also states there would be acoustic insulation to reduce sound.

The applicant has said the community would benefit from the plans.

A planning statement said: “The proposal intends to also provide much needed economic boost to the existing area by providing a new restaurants within the parade with seating thereby attracting patrons from the local community and businesses.

“The vacant unit will be converted to provide new flavours of food for the community with freshly made pizza.

“The new restaurants would in turn also provide the employment of extra staff from the community.”

The architecture and construction of the building and ones on the same row as it date from the 19th to early 20th century.

However the application also states: “The proposal will not include major material changes to the external finish of the building.”

The design statement went on to outline how the business would fit in with its surroundings.

It said: “The location benefits with excellent car parking for patrons only a short walk away along Back Cheapside at the rear of the site and also Octagon Car Park to the west.

“Delivery of goods drivers can take advantage of the car parking space located behind the unit, the site also benefits from nearby car parking bays which are time controlled which would provide sufficient time for delivery drivers.

“The proposal will incorporate a new signs on the fascia plus projecting sign using materials to match existing signs and incorporating metal lettering/logo with lighting not exceeding 250cd/m2.

“The unit will utilise the existing location for refuse collection at the rear and accessed directly from Back Cheapside.”