PLANS to build two detached houses in the borough’s green belt have been revealed.
The proposed development in Little Scotland is in the green belt but is located opposite five dwellings, according to architects Good and Tillotson.
They said: “Whilst the site lies within the greenbelt, it is not considered as being ‘remote’, due to its proximity to Blackrod centre.”
The farmhouse and barn have not been used for approximately five years and the buildings are deteriorating, according to the application.
It said: ” Regeneration of the site is required and it is felt that residential accommodation in this location is appropriate. In consideration of the above, the applicant would like to demolish the farmhouse and rebuild a replacement dwelling.
“This is preferred over conversion of the existing farmhouse, as it will be more economical and will create a better quality of accommodation than could be created within the existing.”
A similar application was approved by Bolton Council last year. The revised plans are the same except the barn extension being larger to suit the requirements of a potential buyer.
This latest proposal is due to be discussed at a Blackrod town council meeting on Monday before planning officers make a decision.