PLANS to knock down part of a pub in the town centre to make way for new shops and flats have been revealed.

The Albion in Moor Lane, which is now closed, would be converted and partly demolished if they go ahead.

A total of 16 apartments would be built above three retail units on the ground floor of the building, according to the application.

It said: "The scale of the proposed scheme has been done so to be of similar size and scale to surrounding properties of this type in Bolton, as well as offering new dwellings catering for professionals who may work in the local area.

"The external design and appearance of the proposed dwellings and retail units have been carefully considered in sympathy in terms of scale, materials and form to the existing surrounding properties, to ensure that the development fits well into its context and adds positively to the existing street scene."

Parking spaces are not included. It added: "As the building is situated within the town centre, there is no need to provide designated parking bays. Some parking bays are currently available on Gas Street opposite the Lydbrook Close and Hanover Street residential area to the south of the site."