A TOTAL of six planning applications are due to be decided by councillors this week.

More flood embankments could be built in Redvales – but concerns relating to a high pressure gas pipelines near the Metrolink line still need to be addressed.

A three-storey apartment block at the site of a former Church in Radcliffe could also be given the go ahead as well as a new retail unit with a flat above in Prestwich.

The planning committee will meet at the town hall on Tuesday at 7pm to discuss the following applications.

Flood embankments along the River Irwell, Redvales

The latest phase of the flood defence scheme for Radcliffe and Redvales could be given the green light tomorrow.

A proposal across five sites includes building walls on land east of Whitefield Road, west of Hardy's Gate Bridge and north of York Street.

But one section of the scheme, relating to land west of the Metrolink line at Warth Road, could face delays.

The Environment Agency has not resolved concerns about a high pressure gas pipeline serving 40,000 homes being impacted, according to a council report

15 apartments at corner of Spring Lane and Bury Road, Radcliffe

A three-storey block of flats could be built on a vacant parcel of land previously home to St Mary and Phillip RC Church which was demolished in 2009.

Housing association Bolton At Home would offer 15 apartments for affordable rent in the new building.

But objections have been raised by Cllr Rhyse Cathcart and St Marys Social Club relating to access, privacy and parking.

A car park of 12 spaces would be provided together with a cycle storage if the development is approved.

Restaurant in Walmersley Road, Bury

A 38-seat restaurant could open at a former graphic design shop which has been empty for around a year.

The plans include installing a new aluminium framed shopfront, a flue and four condensing units at the rear.

But planning permission to turn the shop into a hot food takeaway was refused back in July.

Under the latest plans, the first floor of the building would remain vacant.

Shop and flat next to Butterstile Lane, Prestwich

A new two-storey building could be built at the end of a parade of shops on Butterstile Lane with a shop and two-bedroom flat above it.

There is already a service road behind the rectangular plot and on-street parking nearby.

But three residents on Carr Avenue have objected to the planning application.

They fear the new building would cause more traffic and parking problems at an "already bad spot".

Widening an access track off Halsall Close, Gorses Quarry in Bury

An access track located on protected green belt land has been widened without planning permission.

A stretch of approximately 130m was widened to create a passing place and improve safety for walkers and horseriders.

Plans have now been submitted retrospectively together with an ecological mitigation scheme.

The applicant claims he did not know planning permission was required to carry out the work.

Front porch extension and dormer extension in Westbury Close, Bury

The owner of a bungalow in a Bury cul-de-sac wants to build a front porch and dormer extension.

The new front porch at the at the semi-detached property would be 2 metres deep and 3.3 metres across if the plans are approved.

The application would normally be dealt with by town hall planners but it is presented to the committee because the applicant is related to a member of staff.

Council officers have recommended that councillors allow the development to go ahead.