PLANS have been submitted to create 23 parking spaces next to a Hindu temple in Bolton.

The SSSS Mandir Temple, in Deane Road, was built at the turn of the last century and has always been a place of worship.

The proposal is to turn a vacant patch of land into an extended car park, which the applicant says will stop people from parking outside residents’ homes.

The site had been used as a car wash but is currently empty.

Plans include car parking and a two metre high metal fence, which will be made from metal railings with gold tops to match the one already in place in Cannon Grove.