A decision will be made on an application for a business to open into the early hours this week.

Frankies Chicken and Pizza in Farnworth has applied to open until 2am from Sunday through to Thursday and until 4am on Friday and Saturday.

The business was given planning permission to be a restaurant and café in 2020.

But the planning control team at Bolton has said it is against the plans, as it has received a complaint suggesting it is operating as a takeaway rather than a restaurant.

The team added as a condition of planning said the business had to close at 11pm.

The complaint was received after the deadline for representations.

A decision will be made by the licensing team this week.

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The applicant, Muhammad Irfan, has put forward ideas on how the area would be kept safe if the licence to open late is granted.

A report states: “The prevention of public nuisance.

"This will be greatly reduced as no alcohol will be supplied or to be brought in by the customers at the premises.

“Staff are to ensure that rowdy crowds do not congregate in the shop.

“Premises to be well lit to deter public nuisance and the presence of CCTV monitors will deter any suspected troublemakers as the recordings will be available to the relevant authorities for up to six months and an incident log book kept at the premises to log any problems.”

It added: “Generally, public safety will be controlled in this premises as alcohol will not be on sale and music will not be amplified.

"Also, customers will be confined to the front of the shop where control can be monitored by trained staff and adequate signage. A sophisticated CCTV system is to be implemented with monitors visible by both staff and customers to eliminate disorder."