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Land and Communities

Bolton Communities

Victoria Road, Horwich

Plans: Proposal to deliver 150 high quality homes for Bolton close to the centre of Horwich, with new accessible green space for the community. The scheme will be brought forward by Northstone with up to 34% being affordable housing and will include a new greenspace offered to the community with footpath connections and ecology benefits


  • Over 40% of the site around 7 ha of land within the site proposed for new community green space.
  • Comprehensive SUDs network flood management and protection.

Garnet Fold, Bolton

Plans: Proposal to deliver up to 117 high quality energy-efficient new family homes at Garnet Fold, Bolton. Land at Garnet Fold, located off St Helens Road (A579), is allocated for residential development in Bolton Council’s adopted Local Plan. The plans will include a mix of housing types and sizes to suit the needs and requirements of local people, including first time buyers, families and those looking to downsize to a smaller property.

Hulton Park, Over Hulton

Plans: A new international golf destination and community development, focused on the restoration of the historic Hulton Park estate. Plans include a new 18-hole golf course capable of hosting major tournaments, luxury 142 bed hotel with conference centre and spa facility, new clubhouse, new academy and driving/practice ranges, up to 1,036 new homes and village centre, new transport infrastructure and greenspace proposals.


  • £1.2 billion overall impact nationally
  • 1,500+ new jobs
  • Iconic sporting venue for major tournaments in the Northern Powerhouse
  • Investment in and around deprived communities
  • Up to 1,036 homes including affordable housing, to meet local needs
  • Supporting health and sports participation initiatives
  • Apprenticeship and training/skills programmes
  • Tourism and business development programme


  • Biodiversity net gain of 15%
  • Low carbon sustainable development with BREEAM and GEO commitments
  • New community and education facilities
  • New and improved greenspace including the proposed Hulton Trail and Pretoria Park

Chequerbent North, Westhoughton

Plans: The Chequerbent North Site will be a high-quality employment destination which capitalises upon the area’s excellent connections and transport network. It will be integrated with the existing urban area and the surrounding landscape and plans include 25,000 sq m of flexible, modern and high specification employment floorspace which will be suitable for commercial and industrial occupiers with direct access to key arterial transport routes, including the A6 and M61.


  • 750 new jobs including 500 net direct and 250 indirect
  • £29.9m GVA economic output per annum including £22.9m in Bolton


  • Retention of valued habitats and enhancement of biodiversity resources via green infrastructure, wetlands and hedgerow/tree planting
  • A SuDS network which provides robust flood management and protection
  • New green infrastructure and the enhancement of the Public Right of Way network, including the Hulton trail

Chequerbent South, Westhoughton

Plans: The Chequerbent South site has the attributes required to provide a high-quality new neighbourhood which delivers significant benefits for the local community. It is capable of delivering 1,700 new homes, school provision and could provide a substantial network of leisure resources, including the enhancement of the Public Right of Way network and Hall Lee Bank Park and delivery of new highways infrastructure as part of the long-proposed Westhoughton bypass.


  • £225.6m estimated investment in the construction of the proposed development
  • 90 gross direct
  • £10.6m additional New Homes Bonus
  • £19.8m uplift in retail expenditure
  • 260 jobs supported in retail and leisure businesses annually


  • Retention of valued habitats and enhancement of biodiversity resources via green infrastructure, wetlands and hedgerow/tree planting
  • A comprehensive SuDS network which provides robust flood protection and management
  • Exploring renewable energy generation and sustainable construction to minimise carbon impact

Bolton Health Village, Farnworth and Great Lever

Plans: Potential to create a new health innovation and health living cluster focused around the Royal Bolton Hospital, including new employment, education, health and community development.