Plans for Euro Garages’ new head office facilities have been approved by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Council leader, Mohammed Khan and council chief executive Harry Catherall met with the company to confirm the planning permission and further discuss the development which is set to create up to 150 jobs.

Councillor Khan thanked the company for its continued commitment to Blackburn. He added: "It really is wonderful to see this local company doing so well. The owners are making sure that their home town benefits from their success and they continue to provide fantastic employment opportunities. We are proud to have them here."

The new three-storey office development is expected to be completed next summer. It will be a water-front location close to Fishmoor Reservoir. The construction build and fit-out style will be in keeping with the area. The current EG Group offices on Haslingden Road will then be used as a training and development centre.

Furthermore, management are considering options for two drive-through restaurants as part of the development. Planning permission has been granted, and the brand and type of restaurant is still to be agreed.