PLANS to build 38 family homes on the site of a former mill have been unveiled.

The Wiggett Construction Group wants to redevelop the old Perseverance Mill in Bolton Road, Westhoughton.

Their plans involve the demolition of the remaining structures on the land and the construction of a new estate made up of two, three, and four-bedroom houses.

In a statement sent to Bolton Council, the developer said: “The previous mill buildings have been left derelict and approval for their demolition has since been granted.

“Any development of the land, if it properly responds to its setting, in essence a residential proposal such as this is the most ideal design response for this site whilst responding well the surrounding built environment.

“As such we believe our proposal is clearly suited to the context of the site and would make the most of a brownfield site within a sustainable location.”

They add that it is ‘not practicable’ to provide public open space on the land.