PLANS to build 57 houses in Leigh have been given approval.

A planning application was submitted by Prospect (GB) Ltd to construct the homes on Bettison Avenue in Leigh last year.

Proposals say there will be a mix of detached and terraced houses with nine four-bedroom homes; 40 three-bedroom homes and eight two-bedroom homes.

Plans add that there will be seven "affordable houses incorporated in the development", of which three would be two-bedroom and four would be three-bedroom.

It was stated "the tenure mix of these units will be agreed by Wigan Council New Build and Regeneration team".

The rest of the houses will go up for market sale.

A planning statement prepared by agent GL Hearn said: "It is considered that the benefits of this scheme will have a positive impact both on the site, by bringing forward a site allocated for residential development.

"The proposal seeks to create 57 new high quality houses, providing a range of housing types to create a balanced and mixed community.

"The scale and materials has been influenced by the context of the surrounding area and the local architecture."

In recommending the development for approval, planning officer Joe Nanson said: "A thorough assessment of the proposal has confirmed that, the proposal is acceptable in terms of its impact on highways and transport, amenity, the environment, ecology and trees, the landscape and flood risk.

"The proposal would also deliver seven on-site affordable homes, equivalent to 12.3 per cent of the units, provide a high-quality residential development within a sustainable location and make a contribution to short term housing need in the borough, without affecting the existing amenity currently enjoyed by neighbouring properties".

Proposals were granted permission and development must being within three years.