A DEVELOPER trying to build 58 homes in Westhoughton has revealed it is appealing the decision to reject the build.

Hollins Wingates resubmitted the proposed development for Hartley's Farm in Wingates Lane to Bolton Council at the end of February, just three months after the planning committee threw out the original plans.

A statement submitted with the new application revealed that decision had now gone to appeal.

It said: "The application is a resubmission of the refused application which is now at appeal and provides additional information on landscape and highways matters which address the reasons for refusing the application."

No further details have so far been revealed.

At a planning committee meeting in November, members of Bolton Council slammed the proposal, branding it 'extreme overdevelopment'.

It is one of several large proposed developments submitted for Westhoughton's green space in recent years. Decisions to refuse 129 homes at Bowlands Hey and 300 at Lee Hall were both overturned last year.