PLANS to revamp Bolton’s Town Hall will come before the planning committee for potentially the final time tomorrow — with a new-look disabled ramp among the proposals.

Councillors approved, in principle, the revised vision for the Grade II* listed building in June — which scrapped the controversial idea of cutting into the building’s front facade to create outdoor seating for a cafe and restaurant.

The committee was happy with the alternative plan to create a new internal cafe-bar and upgraded wedding facilities, but there were arguments regarding the planned disabled access at the building’s north side.

Opposition councillors wanted more detail about the materials that would be used for the access before they agreed to any building work taking place.

The previous meeting looked at a disabled ramp made predominantly out of glass, but this has now been replaced with a design with a base of stone matching the building and guard rails which replicate those used at the other entrance to the building’s north side.

The ramp would involve the removal of part of the stone facade and the enlargement of one window to form a glazed door — but councillors will be asked to consider a condition that will mean that planning officers will be able to approve all the final details of the ramp.

Council leader Cliff Morris said the authority had never envisioned a glass disabled access and that the previous design came directly from the architects.

He said: “It was never going to be made of glass — we believe that was just an image put forward by the architects but we always knew it would have to be in keeping with the rest of the building.

“We wouldn’t have put glass in there because there would be issues with that. I think it was the architects just getting a bit carried away.

“We are very happy with how the plan now looks and I can’t see how anyone can object to it as it looks."

He added: “We hope this will now bring the story to a close — we are very content with the overall scheme and so is English Heritage — we are looking forward now.”

Conservative councillor John Walsh, who had called for more detail after the last meeting, said: “I would like to see larger, detailed drawings — but what I have seen looks a lot better than the previous design.

“It is important that we have disabled access but it is essential that it is done appropriately.”

The proposal has already been referred to the Secretary of State.