A house  could be set to be transformed into a new children’s home.

If approved, the scheme will see the house on Chorley Old Road in Doffcocker turned into a home to provide “care and support” for up to three children.

This will also involve converting a garage into “breakout space”.

A statement from JMP North West said: “The site currently comprises of a two-storey, four-bedroom, detached dwelling.

“The site benefits from a large garden to the side and rear, off-street, car parking and garage.

The Bolton News: The plans have been put before Bolton CouncilThe plans have been put before Bolton Council (Image: JMP North West)

“The site is located in an area characterised by residential uses, with residential properties understood to be located to the northeast, south and west of the site.

“There is a golf course located to the northwest of the property.

“The site is noted to be well located for access to outdoor amenity spaces, education establishments, cafes/restaurants, and places of worship, all within walking distance of the application site.”

Similar proposals for smaller scale live-in children’s homes have been proposed across Bolton in recent months and years.

Last year, Bolton Council rejected similar plans by another developer to transform a house, also on Chorley Old Road 

But the developers say that changing the use of the house like this will not change the character of the rest of the area around Chorley Old Road.

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The statement said: “The proposal seeks to secure local authority support for a residential care use, within a residential area.

“We are of the view that the proposals will not result in harm or change to the character of the locality, and with good management practices and 24- hour on-site staff, will ensure that there is no detrimental impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties.

“Furthermore, the development will ensure that local children can remain within their local communities, to the benefit of their mental health and wellbeing.”

The plans were put before Bolton Council on Tuesday December 5 at the end of last year and the authority will aims to decide whether or not to approve them by Tuesday January 30.