AN additional six houses could be built at the historic Beehive Mills, new plans have revealed.

The development at the former mills in Great Lever which are set to be demolished, will be home to 127 dwellings if the latest plans are given the go ahead.

The extra six houses would be a mix of two and three-bedroom houses, all two storeys in height, according to the application.

It said: “The proposals for the scheme have gone through a process of evolution during the design process. Pre-application advice has been provided by officers from Bolton Council and other stakeholders prior to the final design solution being formulated.

“Our proposals aim to produce a development that fits in and complements the existing character of the area. High quality, site specific designs produce an interesting and varied street scene creating a distinctive place to live.”

Town hall officers waved through the application for 121 houses in May after previous plans were thrown out by councillors late last year.

Permission was granted for a development of 36 two-bedroom, 78 three-bedroom and seven four-bedroom dwellings before the additional six houses were proposed.

There will also be a public open space on the site as part of the plans.

Developer Countryside Properties agreed to contribute £163,000 towards primary and secondary education in Bolton.

This came after the planning committee refused permission for identical plans in which the company said it could not afford to make any financial contributions.

In addition, no affordable housing is set to be provided at the site, despite initial promises.

Initially, Landowner Arndale Properties agreed to pay more than half a million pounds toward education and health provision in the borough.

Bolton Council approved the initial plans to tear down the grade-II listed building in 2016.

The application which included lower financial contributions was approved days after a fire, which was treated as a “deliberate arson” broke out at the historic mills.

Town hall officers are expected to decide the outcome of the latest plans for six additional houses by the end of August.