Plans have been launched to convert a former cupping therapy site in the centre of Bolton into a takeaway.

If approved the move could create six new jobs in the town.

The proposals have been launched for the property in Blackburn Road, which is currently vacant.

If approved the business be open to customers between 4pm and 11pm.

There is a car park which would be free for customers nearby on Hibbert Street.

Planners state this would add to consumer choice while not adversely impacting the viability of adjacent retail units.

A statement put forward by the applicants said it would “bring a vacant derelict building back into productive use.”

It said: “The premises will be used for hot food takeaways and for the sale of hot food for consumption off the premises.

“This property is easily accessible by foot and public transport.

“The proposal would not adversely affect the amenity of the surrounding properties and businesses as it’s in keeping with the surrounding use classes.

“The proposal will bring a vacant derelict building back into productive use creating full time employment for three people and three part time staff.”

The Bolton core strategy states developments must be compatible with the surrounding area and must be in sustainable locations close to public transport and minimising the need for car travel.