A Farnworth convenience store is line for an expansion after the approval of an extension by the council.

The convenience store applied for planning permission for its site on Daffodil Road at the end of last year.

Previously, the application was refused due to a lack of a Coal Mining Risk Assessment, but the application was resubmitted with the risk assessment.

The extension of 5.5m to the side of the site required the approval of the Planning Committee this week its the owner, Champak Mistry, is a councillor.

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A report said: "The application accords with the Development Plan and members are therefore recommended to approve the application."

As a member of the Planning Committee Cllr Mistry was not able to vote. 

A motion for the approval of the proposal was passed unanimously.

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