The Windmill Hotel in the Market Place in Lancashire has put in planning to expand its premises into a former Lloyds bank.
If given the go ahead, the nine-bedroom hotel and Indian restaurant, Nayeema’s, will transform the building into four new bedrooms, extended bar space and storage room.
The former canteen would become a new kitchen and staff lounge for the hotel.
Planning documents from the applicant state: “The main changes are in the reuse of the space, not the reconstruction.
“This way the proposed avoids making any harm to the historic value of the building.
“Rather than harming, it will revive the empty bank building, create more value and ergonomic space for the hotel, bar and restaurant.”