A fresh plan has been launched to transform a terraced house into a “house of multiple occupancy” for up to six people.

The scheme will see the home on Station Road, Kearsley transformed to make space for six unrelated people to share it together.

Similar proposals made all over Bolton in recent months and years have sparked wide ranging debates about the quality and volume of housing in the borough.

Cllr Debbie Newall, who represents Kearsley, said: “If residents want to object then they’ve got to do so using what we call material considerations and these are things like parking, overlook, amenity space, that kind of thing.

“I will speak to planning officers and ask if this application can be heard at committee because often otherwise these decisions are just taken by officers.”

The Bolton News: The plans have been put before Bolton Council The plans have been put before Bolton Council (Image: Alphan Planning and Design)

She added: “I can raise this at committee but it will be up to residents if they want to raise objections or not.”

As a member of Bolton Council’s planning committee, Cllr Newall cannot give her view before the decision is taken about whether she supports or opposes schemes like these.

She said: “I can’t be drawn into conversations about whether or not it’s a good thing, but I can advise people on what to do if they want to oppose or support this application.”

The Bolton News: Station Road, KearsleyStation Road, Kearsley (Image: Google Maps)

The developers have said that they believe the location is ideal for housing like this because it is close to public transport services and various community facilities.

A statement from Holme Planning Partnership said: “The site is well located for access to the main highway network and local public transport connections, including bus stops which are available within walking distance of the site on Stoneclough Road, Bolton Road and Randolph Road.

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“Overground rail services are also within walking distance of the property from Kearsley Station.

“The site is well positioned for access to local education establishments, places of worship, recreation facilities, medical facilities, shops, public houses and other key services and facilities.

“There is also noted to be on street car parking within the immediate vicinity of the application site.”

The plans were put before Bolton Council on Friday September 29 and the authority will aim to make a decision by Friday November 24 this year.