A former pub could be transformed into a fine dining restaurant, with hopes to bring with it Burnley's first Michelin star venue.

The Waterloo pub, on the corner of Trafalgar Street and Sandygate, could be in line for a makeover to convert the disused building into fine dining restaurant.

Plans have been submitted to Burnley Council by Spacious Play Life to remodel the interior of the ground floor to become a restaurant, with the plans aiming to bring an acclaimed chef in to potentially earn the venue a prestigious Michelin Star.

The plans say: “Spacious Place Life have the aspiration to bring to Burnley the first Michelin Star-rated restaurant.

“Spacious Place Life have collaborated with a local chef to refurbish the existing Waterloo pub and hotel to create a 30 seat fine dining restaurant and private dining room bringing Michelin Star quality food to the area.

“The restaurant at The Waterloo will provide for 30 fine dining covers in the evening with an option for a private dining room with TV and audio direct to the open plan kitchen.

“During the lunchtime period, the chef is looking to introduce a healthy dining option for collection by local residents, students and business owners.

“This will be an alternative food offering to facilities located on Trafalgar Street including Greggs, McDonalds, KFC and SubWay.”

The plans state they are working with highly-rated chef Joe Mcleod, who trained at Runshaw College in Leyland, and has worked Michelin-rated The Manor House and Northcote Manor.

He also headed up the kitchen brigade at George’s Dining Room and Bar owned by Ryan Giggs, gaining a AA Rosette.

He currently runs McLeod 9, a private fine dining service as well as running cookery schools across the North West.

The opening hours would be 11 am and 3pm in the day and 6pm until 11pm for the restaurant, if approved.