The owner of a home in Bolton is asking for retrospective permission to convert a garage into an aesthetic clinic.

The application has been made from a resident of a home on Whistlers Hollow, Smithills.

A document with the plans states the property is being used for facial and beauty treatments.

It also said no major treatments are carried out at the site and it is only to be used for consultation.

The document said: “The proposal is to retain the existing conversion of the garage to a facial and beauty treatment clinic, with client’s attending on appointment bases only with one to two appointments per day, Monday to Friday.

“The existing garage doors have been removed and replaced with a new glazed entrance door and window, with wall below bricked up with matching brickwork to the main dwelling.

“A new side patio door has also been introduced which looks into the garden area with vertical blinds, maintaining the client’s privacy.

“The internal area has been plaster boarded to provide a warm and clean environment to high specification, with the introduction of a separating floor between the ground and loft space used as a store area for the applicant.

The document added: “A small water closet has also been introduced for the purpose of client’s use.

“The existing parking spaces in front of the garage are to be retained and used by visiting clients to avoid any on road parking.

“We believe that the proposed conversion is in compliance with the relevant polices and should be granted planning permission.”

The council has said that although the development does not affect the nearest footpath it should ensure the nearby surface is not damaged or alter the width.