Seven homes are set to be built on the site of a garage in Radcliffe.

An application has been lodged to the council which could see the land, currently occupied by Ainsworth Road Garage, used to build the properties.

The site is located just outside of Radcliffe town centre and the applicant has request permission in principle to transform the site.

If granted, the applicant will then submit the technical details of the proposed new development to the planning committee.

The application aims to provide a “highly sustainable and accessible site” which addresses the borough’s housing needs.

The application states: “The proposal is for up to seven modest one bed dwellings on the site.

"The amount of development proposed has regard to the settlement location, its regeneration status and that the design of a layout will need to have regard to maintaining a degree of privacy for future and current residents.

“[The development] and uphold the character of the street scene in order to satisfy national and local policy for development within settlements.”

The application added: “The site has a clear and tangible relationship with the built form of Radcliffe and is within the settlement boundary.

“Residential development of a similar scale has been allowed nearby, this proposal does not go against the urban grain and redevelops a site that is occupied by a historic, unrestricted business and by its nature it could potentially generate nuisance to other nearby uses.

“The site represents a sustainable and accessible location for new housing development.”

The application has been opened up to public consultation.

Radcliffe has been subject to a number of other housing developments in recent months, including a proposed development for 400 new homes on the former site of the East Lancashire Paper Mill.

On the same site, a further 27 rental homes are under construction, owned by the Great Places Housing Group.