THE second stage of plans to build 150 houses at a farm, which have been in the pipeline for five yeas, could be given the green light tomorrow.

The planning committee will decide whether to allow the remaining 131 houses at Roscoe's Farm to go ahead months after construction for the first 19 houses at the site got underway.

The development at the former farm in Westhoughton was revived by developer Northstone, a branch of Peel L&P, which purchased the site and unveiled its new designs earlier this year.

Local councillors have previously raised concerns for the area, citing lack of infrastructure and fears for wildlife.

The committee will also vote on plans which could create 250 jobs near Bolton town centre.

A total of six new industrial units could be built at the Meridian Court site in Manchester Road, if councillors approve.

A new petrol station with a drive-thru fast food restaurant could also be built at the site.

The new McDonald's are part of Blackburn-based Euro Garages' new development on the edge of Bolton town centre.

Elsewhere in the borough, Smithills Open Farm hope councillors allow a car park, dairy production building and ice cream shop to stay in place.

The farm has asked for permission to keep its 215-space car park and agricultural building which was built at the green belt site years ago.

In Halliwell, the former Sharman Arms pub could become a restaurant if the committee can see past parking concerns raised by highways officers.

Another new restaurant could open in St Helens Road where a family newsagent announced it would close after 30 years.

Other plans include a home extension in Heaton and the demolition of a bungalow to make way for three new houses after for four houses at the site were refused last year.

The planning committee meets tomorrow at 2pm.