Councillors endorse new Eventura office plans at former Westhoughton pub

Councillors endorse new Eventura office plans at former Westhoughton pub

Councillors endorse new Eventura office plans at former Westhoughton pub

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TOWN councillors threw their weight behind a plan from IT firm Eventura to move its headquarters from Bolton to Westhoughton.

Members of Westhoughton Town Council voted in favour of approving the company's application to convert the Cross Guns pub in Bolton Road into a three-storey office building at a meeting on July 14.

Cllr Christopher Peacock, for Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, said the plan would create jobs for Westhoughton people and represented a "fantastic opportunity" for the town.

Cllr Jack Speight, independent, opposed the plans on the grounds they resembled an "open prison" and were not in keeping with the rest of the area.

But he was the only member to vote against the plans, which will now be decided by Bolton Council planning officers.

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4:53am Tue 15 Jul 14

oftbewildered2 says...

looking at the drawing, it seems to be much bigger than the building it is intended to replace - must go along to see for myself. No problems with any other aspect of the application
looking at the drawing, it seems to be much bigger than the building it is intended to replace - must go along to see for myself. No problems with any other aspect of the application oftbewildered2
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