PLANS have been revealed to create a new employment hub on land next to an industrial estate.

The Harworth Group, which is responsible for the Logistics North development, is proposing to create the new space on green space to the west of Wingates Industrial Estate.

Further details about the plans are yet to emerge but Harworth will be holding two public consultation events in July.

A leaflet about the consultation event circulated to residents said: "Members of staff from Harworth Group will explain why it is bringing forward plans to develop land for new employment space at Wingates close to junction six of the M61.

"This will include details of technical work done to date and how the site relates to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF).

"They will also be on hand to take questions so that residents are fully informed on how any view will be accounted for and the work required before any planning application is submitted to Bolton Council."

The two consultation events will take place on Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3 from 3pm to 7pm in the Platinum Suite at the Bolton Whites Hotel.

Cllr Christine Wild, who represents Westhoughton North and Chew Moor on Bolton Council, said: "The area is under pressure from house building as well at the moment.

"It is a large area that they are proposing and there is a consultation event. I we just need to go to the consultation and we find out more information we can't really say anything.

"But I think it is very important for people to go down to the event. I know the leaflets have been circulated to businesses and residents.

"It needs to be wider than just the residents around the area. There are a lot of people in Wingates who are very interested in what is going on."

The latest proposal follows on from several developments that have been either planned or accepted in the Westhoughton area.

Plans were revealed recently for 58 homes in Hartley's Farm, which were deferred by Bolton Council's planning committee.

And there are currently 129 homes being constructed at Bowlands Hey as well as 300 at Lee Hall after developers won planning permission on appeal last year.