PLANS to build a new library and health centre in Little Lever have been formally submitted.

Designs for the new facility, on the site of the village’s old Tesco Metro, were first revealed last week and have now been sent to Bolton Council’s planning department.

It is anticipated the plans will be determined by the council’s planning committee in February.

The new site will replace Little Lever’s current library, in Coronation Square, and also house three existing GP practices.

The planning application states: “If this proposal is accepted it will enable the library to relocate to a new site within the heart of the community in close proximity to a variety of local retail outlets.

“There are regular buses along the road and designated parking spaces to give greater accessibility for our users.”