PLANS to extend parking facilities at two Metrolink sites in the borough have been postponed for a closer look.

Blueprints to add an extra deck to the car parks at Radcliffe and Whitefield's stops were due to be debated by members of Bury Council's planning committee.

But councillors agreed to suggestions by Cllr Jackie Harris that each scheme be the subject of a site visit before a final decision was made.

Cllr Harris told the committee that issues had been raised concerning residential amenity for the two schemes.

Both of the Metrolink sites are only a stone's throw away from nearby housing. The Radcliffe bid would see an extra 120 car parking spaces created, with six bays for electric car charging.

Cllr Harris, on the Radcliffe application, added: "If members could have a look at the impact of the extension to the car park then I am requesting a site visit please."

The councillor made a similar approach in respect of the Whitefield proposals, where an additional 206 spaces would be provided, with the committee agreeing to both suggestions.

An existing bus turning head would be reconfigured at Whitefield to allow for the additional room. The car park there saw an extra deck added in 2013.

Transport for Greater Manchester officials have said previously that the schemes were drawn up in response to demand at the Radcliffe and Whitefield locations.