A warehouse could be in line for plans for an 'urgent demolition' not far from Bolton town centre.

This comes after a plan was put before Bolton Council earlier this month to take down a warehousing building at the Travis Perkins Trading Co site on Bark Street.

The company has decided that this could the best way to deal with the building, especially given its closeness to highways and houses and have now applied for prior approval for demolition.

A statement from Consultants Peacock + Smith said: “This submission follows extensive discussions with the council’s building control and planning teams to discuss the most appropriate way to deal with the warehouse building at the site which are deemed to be in a dangerous state and requires urgent demolition given the proximity to vehicular and pedestrian highways and residential properties.

The Bolton News: The demolition works will take place within the enclosed areaThe demolition works will take place within the enclosed area (Image: Rhodar Specialist Enabling Works)

It added: “All works will be carried out in accordance with relevant industry standards with working hours being 8.30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday and 9.00 to 14.00 Saturdays.

“Dust Suppression techniques will be used during demolition and the site will be suitably restored to enable the existing lawful use to continue.”

If approved, the work will include a soft strip of the building, demolition of some of the structures and the separation of structures from demolition for structures to be retained.

A method statement from Rhodar Specialist Enabling Works said that all necessary measures would be taken to make sure that the demolition is carried out safely.

It said: “Works will be carried out by experienced operatives using small demolition orientated hand tools, such as, Mattocks, Crowbars, Sledgehammers, Claw hammers etc.

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“Carpets and floor tiles will be lifted using floor scrapers. All operatives to be wearing a P3 half face fit dust masks or a nasal mask whilst undertaking any dusty operations.

“Suitable hand PPE must be worn to protect from cuts and splinters during all soft strip operations.”

The plans were put before Bolton Council on Thursday March 2, with Bolton Council officials set to make a decision on whether or not to approve the scheme at a later date.