THE Horwich community has been given the go-ahead to create a neighbourhood plan.

Bolton Council approved the town's application to create its own vision of how the area should be developed.

The Horwich Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Group, backed by the town council, will now create a document outlining areas that should be used for housing, employment and leisure as well as what should be designated as open space.

The group consists of three town councillors and interested residents and members with various skills and experience.

For more information, go to the town council website at