A new three-story apartment block is earmarked on the site of a former chapel turned wallpaper business.

The plans, put before Bolton Council this month, will if approved be include 35 flats as part of a new building on Egerton Street, Farnworth along with 22 car park spaces and room for twenty bikes.

This comes amid ongoing plans for redevelopment in Farnworth, with several similar projects for new housing developments having been lodged over recent times.

Cllr Nadeem Ayub, who represents Farnworth on Bolton Council, said: “I welcome the development of the area this could well be a good way to improve it.”

He added: “What we want is decent housing for the good people of Farnworth and we want to encourage more people who can contribute to the community to come here.

“There are lots of local businesses here where people can shop so hopefully, they will feel the benefit as well.”

The Bolton News:

The proposal could see 35 new flats built

The site was originally built as part of an extended Sunday School building as part of the Egerton Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel complex, since converted into a retail site including O''Neil's Decorating Centre.

The plans include details for nine one-bedroom flats on the ground floor with two flats with two bedrooms on the ground floor.

The Bolton News:

The site plans have been put before Bolton Council 

The first floor will have ten one-bedroom flats and two two-bedroom flats with another ten one-bedroom flats and two two-bedroom flats on the second floor.

The parking spaces, two of which will be disabled bays, will be found in the basement along with storage space for bicycles.

A statement from Williams Architecture, which has designed the project, says that the block will provide “much needed high quality one- and two-bedroom apartments in the area.”

But the proposal will be open for neighbourhood consultations until August 2 after which Bolton Council will decide on whether to approve the proposal.