BOLTON’S housing chief is set to give the nod to release and access funding for crucial highways work at the Horwich Loco Works development.

Cllr Martin Donaghy is expected to authorise the release of cash for a vital link road planning application expected to cost around £350,000.

This will be temporarily underwritten, in part ,through the Large Sites and Housing Capacity Fund (LS&HCF) awarded by Homes England in 2016 to assist with delivery of the scheme,

And he will also give the green-light for the council to apply to “draw-down” from a £12m Marginal Improvements Fund (MIF).