An historic Ramsbottom hotel is set to be converted into offices if plans are approved next week.

An application to turn the The Grant Arms in Market Place into a “high quality contemporary office space” have been recommended for approval by planning officers.

Meanwhile, an appeal on a previous application to demolish part of the listed building and create sheltered accommodation has been dismissed by the planning inspectorate.

Councillors will vote on the office-space proposal at a planning committee meeting on Tuesday.

At the meeting, they will also discuss plans to convert a former school building Radcliffe into 13 residential apartments.

The Old School in Walker Street has been used as an antiques centre until recently. The application for flats has been “minded to approve” by planning officers.

They said the developer should contribute towards local recreation projects and one of the dwellings should be affordable.

The planning control committee meeting will take place at Bury Town Hall on Tuesday 18 December at 7pm.