AN applicant is hoping to get the go-ahead to create two new flats above a town centre computer shop.

Plans to create the first floor apartments over Metsys Computers, in Market Street, Farnworth, have been lodged with Bolton Council planning chiefs.

Currently a storage area occupies the entire first floor of the building, but applicant Mr A Miah hopes officers will grant permission of a change of use.

At present a flat and storage area are located behind the ground floor shop. There are currently five car parking spaces for the premises, and this will remain the same under the new proposals.

Nearby residents will be consulted over the plans.