PLANNING chiefs are to run the rule over an application to build two detached houses in Westhoughton.

The two-storey homes would be built within the back garden of a property in Chorley Road, just to the north of a neighbouring row of terraced houses.

But the proposals, which are recommended for approval, will go before the planning committee at the request of ward councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson and Christine Wild.

Objections to the plans include concerns that the homes will result in a loss of privacy to neighbouring properties, having an “overbearing and overshadowing effect”.

The council has also received letters which complain they will have a negative impact on the appearance of the area.

But letters in support say the properties will provide two families with stable homes and have no greater impact than homes built at nearby The Paddock.

Officers say the homes would not “harm the character and appearance of the surrounding area” or jeopardise highway safety.