PLANS for a 150-bedroom hotel and conferencing and banqueting facilities off the M65 could be rubber-stamped by council chiefs next week.

Euro Garages submitted an application for phase four of Frontier Park on land north of Blackburn Road, south of Whitebirk Drive and west of the motorway, near junction six.

The redevelopment of Frontier Park is under way with phase one being for the petrol station.

Phases two and three will start in the first quarter of 2018, which comprise industrial buildings, while hotel and banqueting facilities could start in the second quarter of this year, if approved.

Previously the Telegraph reported Frontier Park would bring 1,990 jobs to the area

Cllr Ken Moss, who represents the nearby Rishton ward, said: “We are delighted as a council about everything with Frontier Park.

“It is bringing more investment to Hyndburn and is offering things that there are not really a lot of in the area.

“There is going to be a petrol station which we do not really have in Rishton, and there is only the Dunkenhalgh Hotel is nearby.

“It just opens it up for local people to get local jobs and not to have to travel for work.”

In the design and access statement, it is claimed ‘the hotel will form a prominent gateway to the site and is set on the edge of the new water feature.

“At five storeys the building will be very visible from the adjacent roundabout and road network.”

Meanwhile, the conference building which will complement the hotel is a ‘bold and deliberate effort to create a regionally significant facility’.

Work has already started on the site after plans were approved for industrial units together with a hot-food takeaway, pub or restaurant and petrol filling station.

Previously the Lancashire Telegraph reported how the site, formerly known as Whitebirk, has been a strategic site for the North West for more than 15 years.

The development is co-owned by Zuber and Moshin Issa, the founding partners of Euro Garages.

The brothers appointed Barnfield Construction Ltd to undertake the construction initial works.

The Issa brothers bought the site last year and their subsequent £7m investment immediately embarked on the development of a new masterplan to bring the site’s potential to fruition.