Pizza chain Papa Johns could open its first store in King’ Lynn, under new plans submitted to West Norfolk Council.

Equity Estates is seeking full planning permission for a Papa Johns takeaway restaurant and another retail unit on a patch of land next to The Gatehouse pub, off Nar Ouse Way.

Around 20 full and part-time jobs could be created if the store goes ahead, according to planning documents.

The site falls within the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) which was granted outline permission for a mixture of uses including housing and retail in 2007.

Separate permission for a hotel, pub and a retail unit at the Kellard Place site were later granted.

With the pub and Travelodge already up and running, the developer now hopes to build two “discreet” units.

Papa Johns has been lined-up to operate the smaller of the two units, a report supporting the application says.

A car park with 29 spaces and planting is also planned and the new units, next to the existing gas works, would share the existing access road serving the hotel and pub.

Papa Johns has more than 250 stores across the country.

The borough council is expected to make a decision on the application by April 18.