PLANNING officers have recommended five applications for approval at tomorrow's meeting including a large housing development.

Up to 400 homes at the site of the former East Lancs Paper Mill are due to be approved by the council's planning committee.

Bury Council and the government's housing agency, Homes England, have applied to build up to 400 residential dwellings, including vehicle access.

The plans involve relocating the East Lancs Paper Mill Cricket Club pitch.

In addition, an historic Ramsbottom hotel is set to be converted into offices if councillors follow recommendations.

The bid to turn the The Grant Arms in Market Place into a “high quality contemporary office space” is made up of two applications, one related to the listed status of the building.

Councillors will also discuss plans to convert a former school building in 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.

An application for a change of condition related to a six-dwelling development at The Paddock, Sheep Hey Farm has also been recommended for approval.

The condition relates to the use of the gate on the corner of the site being used for maintenance purposes and a single passing place provided.

A total of 9 letters raising concerns have been received.

Finally, the committee are recommended to approve an application to retain a shed at Lodge Side on eastern embankment of Elton Vale Reservoir which received five objections.

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