A new restaurant could be opened on the outskirts of Preston.
The proposal includes a new 180 covers pub/restaurant as well as the construction of 20 start-up units on land develop land off Bluebell Way, to the east of the city.
Preston Council is considering the application, which has been submitted by Cassidy and Ashton, on behalf of Brookhouse Developments.
In addition outline planning permission is being sought for two warehouse/office units of 16,800sq ft and 10,000sq ft.
Neil Dermott, designer at Cassidy and Ashton, said: “The scheme will be a modern, contemporary design to complement the recent successful completion of the Girl Guides’ headquarters on the same site.
“The project is being developed on a speculative basis, demonstrating Brookhouse’s confidence in the improving local property market and wider economy.
“The scheme is prominently located in a well-established commercial area and negotiations are already underway with a number of operators interested in the development.”
The land has been allocated for business and industrial use as part of the council’s local plan. The new restaurant will be built in a modern design using glass and timber, with flat roofs and a manager’s flat above the premises.
To the rear of the site will be three rows of single storey workshop or storage units.
The site is close to the motorway junction and existing transport networks and the Norman Jepson pub.
However, the developer has said the plans are unlikely to impact on the city centre’s economy.
The Highways Agency has not raised any concerns.