A NEW retail development could be built at the site of a derelict club and cinema building.

The plans for the former Gaiety Club and Empire Cinema in Market Street, Westhoughton, were revealed when the proposals were submitted to Bolton Council.

Developers are seeking outline planning permission and are hoping to transform the site into two or three retail units.

The building in Market Street, Westhoughton, started life as The Empire Cinema in May, 1914, when audiences flocked to watch the top films of the day.

It later became the Gaiety Club and attracted famous rock and roll musicians and the American film star Jayne Mansfield.

It ended its life as a snooker club and has been disused for the past 15 years.

The application is due to be discussed by Westhoughton Town Council at its meeting on Monday night.