A kitchen making business could be set to move to a new premises in a move town hall officials will help “maintain local jobs".

The plans, put before the council, will see the company move its operations to a site on Salop Street in the town centre.

The site is already used for manufacturing and the plan has won the approval of some of the area’s representatives.

Cllr Richard Silvester, who sits for Queens Park and Central on the council, said: “The application is for the continued use of an existing manufacturing workshop and warehouse, so no change of use is involved regarding the application."

Cllr Silvester explained that the applicant had been hoping to move the Dale Jones Kitchens manufacturing firm onto the premises from a nearby location at Orlando Street works.

The Bolton News: The plans have been put before Bolton CouncilThe plans have been put before Bolton Council (Image: Building Design Services)

He added: “Therefore, the manufacturing of kitchens would take place and the storage of them after manufacture of which there is no change of use for the premises.”

Cllr Silvester says he has decided to support the plan because it could help keep jobs in the town and make improvements to the existing building.

He said: “The business would employ 12 people who already work for the company so this planning application to move sites would retain employment within the Bolton borough.

“The hours of business are from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays, so there should be no disturbance to any nearby residential properties regarding this planning application.

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“The applicant also wishes to make improvements to the present building and site.”

He added: “The council I feel should approve this planning application as local jobs are maintained, and the application site will be improved.”

The plans were put before the council on Tuesday, July 25 and will be open for neighbourhood consultations until Thursday, August 17.

This will give people living and operating businesses nearby, including on Bridgeman Court and on Salop Street, the chance to have their say on the proposal.

The council will then aim to make a decision on the plans by Thursday, September 19 this year.