A DEVELOPER given planning permission for 60 houses in Bolton is trying to get a condition to provide those who move in with free travel passes revoked.

Gleeson Homes and Regeneration was given planning permission for a housing development on Lowfield Road in December - on the condition that it would give one year travel passes to the first occupier of each of the houses.

The aim of the passes was to encourage people to use public transport and reduce the number of cars going to and leaving the site.

The company was granted full planning permission in December but has now applied for the removal of the condition.

A supporting statement for Gleeson said: "Since planning permission was granted, the applicant has reviewed the scheme and considers the requirement for a travel pass to be provided to the first occupier of each dwelling is unnecessary owing to other sustainable transport measures proposed for the site.

"Gleeson's have also found that the condition is unreasonable given it affects the viability and deliverability of the scheme. The condition was imposed without prior discussion and agreement with the applicant."

Gleeson's have now asked for the condition to be removed.