A former office building and upper floor flat will be turned into a takeaway and living accommodation.

Plans were submitted in December for a property in Manchester Road, Nelson, to be converted from a ground floor office with living accommodation on the first floor, to a takeaway with a two-bedroom flat above.

Plans also include the demolition of a rear extension to the ground floor, which will be replaced with a two-storey extension.

Pendle Council approved the plans on February 7, which means the takeaway, once up and running, will create between five and seven jobs in the area, and will be open Monday to Saturday 8am until 11pm, and Sundays and bank holidays also 8am until 11pm.

A planning statement submitted to Pendle Council by applicant, Qamar Zaman, in December read: “The property comprises both ground floor office accommodation and ground and first floor living accommodation.

“There is a small yard to the rear of the property and a further rear yard area behind the property in the ownership of the applicant.

“The proposals are to convert the ground floor of the premises to a hot food takeaway with a kitchen at the rear and a small seating area at the front of the premises.

“The first floor will be a two-bedroom flat.

“The proposal is to demolish the ground floor rear extension and replace it with a two-storey extension. This will provide a rear doorway to the takeaway and a separate access to the first floor flat.

“The change of use will also require a new shop front to the new takeaway.

“The shop front will have recessed perforated shutters with the shutter box behind the sign.

“The flue from the cooking range will run up the rear of the building.

“Refuse bins for both the flat and the take-away will be sited in the rear yard area. It is proposed that the takeaway will be open seven days a week.”

Planning permission was granted on February 7.