Plans for new town houses at what was once a historic Bolton mill have been approved, adding to a growing housing space in the area.

The plans will see nine new terraced houses with car parking space built on vacant land on Mornington Road at the Atlas Mill complex, just outside the Chorley Old Road district centre, which the developer claims will help meet the need for housing stock in the area that is not yet being addressed.

The plans were first lodged in July last year before being approved by the council on Friday, June 17.

A statement from AZH Consultancy, which has drawn up the plans, said: “The developer aims to provide slightly larger town houses than are commonly available in the area in order to meet a demand that is not currently being met by the existing housing stock.

“These town houses will be more affordable than the similar sized semi-detached and detached houses that can be found within walking distance of the site.”

It added: “In terms of the outward appearance of the development, the preference was not to detract too far from the existing terraced rows which characterise the area.

“It was however important to make adequate car parking provision and provide amenity space to meet the requirements of modern living and planning policies.”

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The Atlas Mill complex in Bolton

According to the plans, each of the new houses will have space for a driveway with two cars and will include a small study with a master bedroom and an on-suite bathroom on the second floor.

They will also have two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor while on the ground floor six of the houses will have a separate lounge, dining room and kitchen as well as a visitor toilet.

The remaining houses will have a lounge and a shared kitchen and dining room.

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The plans include new town houses with parking spaces

The council approved the plans providing certain conditions are kept to.

These include making sure that they include full details of water drainage and making sure that there are precautions to avoid mud building up on public highways during the building period.