MORE jobs could be created after plans were submitted to build more units at an industrial estate in Westhoughton.

Absolute Concrete, based off James Street, wants to construct two buildings on an unused piece of land next to the site and divide it into seven separate units as well as create 12 car parking spaces.

A design and access statement submitted with the application said the plans would bring additional employment into the area and improve the visual appearance of the site.

It read: "The proposed development brings into use derelict/ unused land to provide industrial units within the established industrial estate to cater for the existing local businesses whom want to expand and require larger units.

"The proposed could provide local existing businesses to expand and to remain in the same industrial estate, while allowing new businesses to rent out the existing smaller/starter units.

"This could generate an increase in employment and self employment in new and existing businesses to the local people and area while the design of the units to be in keeping with other industrial units in the surrounding area."

An application to build six units was submitted to Bolton Council last year and approved by planning officers in December.

The statement said: "Local businesses have shown great interest in the planning approval of six industrial units which is why this application has been put forward for an additional unit. It would allow local businesses to grow, move and/or expand within their community."