PLANS for 30 houses at a "neglected" site could be given the green light today after concerns over flooding delayed the decision.

A mixture of three and four-bedroom houses could be built on the land west of Crescent Road and Lynwood Avenue in Farnworth

The application was deferred by the planning committee in February to allow officers to address concerns over the future flood risk status of Doe Hey Reservoir.

A report recommended raising floor levels and reinforcing the embankment, which will be paid for by Jaga Group Developments.

However, the developer has said it cannot afford to make financial contributions to local services and infrastructure because of these added "abnormal" costs.

Residents have also raised concerns about the site being a historic landfill.

The planning committee will also consider revised plans to demolish a town centre warehouse to make way for new apartments.

Councillors told the developer in September that the 12 studio flats were not big enough – so the total has now been reduced to nine.

Plans for a zero-carbon home in Egerton are on the agenda again after the man behind it has offered to hand over an outdoor learning on the green belt site to schools.

This is David Norris's fifth attempt to gain planning permission for his dream development at Higher Critchley Fold Barn in Longworth Road – but town hall planners have recommended that the committee refuses.

An application for an extension to a pair of houses in Farnworth will also be discussed by councillors.

Retrospective consent is sought after the changes, which were granted planning permission last year, were built marginally larger than previously approved.

A total of 11 neighbouring households and a passing commuter have objected to the proposed retention of the house – but officers have recommended the application for approval.

Bolton Muslim Girls School could be granted permission to expand if the committee can see past traffic concerns raised by Cllr Shamim Abdullah.

Plans for a new security fence measuring 2.4 metres at Sharples Primary School could also be given the go ahead this afternoon.

An application to erect a single storey building for office space at the Lostock Skip Hire site in Star Lane is also set to be discussed.

The plans also include amendments on a previous planning application relating to parking at the site.

Moorgate Primary School in Entwistle Street could get an extension and new play area if councillors are agreeable.

Planning officers have recommended refusing using units at St Paul's Mill in Barbara Street as a community and function space due to parking concerns.

The committee meets at the town hall at 2pm today.