A FORMER bank could be turned into a micro pub under new plans.

Rossendale-based Northern Whisper Brewing Co. has submitted an application for the change of use of the old Natwest bank in Church Street, Colne, into a bar.

The micro pub is proposed to be open from 9am to 2am every day.

Nestled in the Rossendale Valley, Cloughfold, Northern Whisper is a new enterprise set up by Carmelo Pillitteri and brothers, Josh and Barney Vines, in 2017.

Details of what the bar will sell have not been released yet but the micro-brewery brews beers ranging from pale ales to stouts and bitters.

Plans for the bank come after the Colne branch of Natwest closed in September 2017 as the company looked to adapt to an ever-changing demographic of customers and subsequent changes to how people use their services.

Bank bosses blamed a 20 per cent decrease in transactions as a new generation of banking customers plum for either the online service or the mobile app.

The bank has lain vacant since it closed.