Plans for a "revolutionary" new all weather football pitch are set to be approved.

The proposals will see the creation of a new 3G artificial grass football pitch at Top Park playing fields on Bolton Road West, the home of Ramsbottom JFC.

The plans also include the construction of floodlights, an extension to an existing pavilion and extra parking.

While the new pitch will be enclosed and primarily be used by Ramsbottom JFC, the plans will not affect the wider playing field, the multi-use game area or the children’s play area which will all remain accessible to the public.

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After the plans were announced, Ramsbottom JFC club secretary told the Bury Times that the new pitch will be “revolutionary” for the club, which is often forced to cancel matches due to bad weather.

He said: “It’s something we’ve been asking for for a number of years now, I’ve been with the club for about 10 to 12 years now and at that time we had about five to six teams and we were able to manage things quite easily.

“Over the last 10 years we have grown and we now have 60 teams with 750 players.

“It’s about having an inclusive club to allow as many kids in the area to participate in football. This new 3G pitch will be fantastic for us as we’ll be able to accommodate all of our teams.”

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The improvement work has been made possible due to a successful funding application to the Football Foundation, a charity partnership of the FA, Premier League and the government, which supports local clubs.

The application states that Ramsbottom has been identified as a “priority area” for a new pitch due to a shortfall of pitches in the north of the borough.

It adds that Top Park currently suffers from “poor quality drainage” despite a “high demand for its use.”

Following consultation, the proposals received strong support from the community, who said it will fulfil a need for suitable areas for children to play sport in the borough and help to promote healthy lifestyles.

There have been 125 comments in support of the plans and three objections.

Bury Council's planning committee has been recommended to approve the proposals with conditions at a meeting on Tuesday, January 23.