APPEALS have been lodged against the enforcement notice stipulating the homes at Grundy Fold Farm must be demolished and the decision to refuse planning permission for the scheme.

But what happens next?

Once an appeal against a decisions made by Bolton Council is made, the matter is then in the hands of the Planning Inspectorate.

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It could choose to either uphold or override the authority’s ruling.

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But environment chief Cllr Nick Peel says he is confident it will back the council as it has applied the planning rules.