A TOTAL of 12 new homes could be built as plans for two blocks of terraced houses have been revealed.

The new dwellings would be located adjacent to Farnworth Central Park at a site currently used as a scrapyard.

The proposed development at the end of Cross Street could be given the green light by town hall chiefs this summer.

If approved, the two-storey houses would each have three bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen dining area.

Private gardens also feature in the plans submitted by Amjad Afsar from Kearsley.

The development would have a central parking area containing 18 parking spaces and a turning circle 20 metres in diameter.

This means the car parking provision on site is 1.5 spaces per dwelling which is in line with car parking standards, according to the application.

There are frequent bus services to Bolton and Manchester on Market Street and Albert Road as well King Street at the south end of Cross Street. The main bus station is located at the south end of Cross Street.

The application states: "This proposal will remove a scrapyard close to residential properties in the central area of Farnworth and provide much needed residential property. It is, therefore, recommended that the proposed development be given planning approval."