Controversial plans to build 100 homes delayed

Controversial plans to build 100 homes delayed

Controversial plans to build 100 homes delayed

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 100 homes have been delayed.

Councillors sitting on a planning committee have decided they needed to visit the proposed site to the south of Bee Fold Lane, Atherton.

The application received 119 letters of objection from residents — including from several councillors and Leigh MP Andy Burnham — and two petitions with a combined total of 640 signatures.

Barbara Constantine spoke on behalf of Aspect, a campaign group opposed to the proposals.

She told the committee the group thinks the application should be rejected as it is not included in the core strategy agreed by Wigan Council and would therefore “be going against the recommendation of the inspector”.

Ms Constantine added: “The only access to the site is from Hamilton Street. This is a 20mph road with speed humps — not 30mph as stated in the the application.

“There is also signage at either end that says the road is unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles that would be needed for construction.”

Other Concerns raised in the objections included a lack of infrastructure to deal with the increase of people, loss of open space and the stability of the land.

Sarah Jones spoke in support of the application saying the development was in a sustainable area, it would not burden nearby services and 25 per cent of the houses would be affordable and .

She added: “No technical issues with the application have been found by the council officers.

“The land was not included in the core strategy because it was thought that two other sites would come forward.

“They have not come forward as expected and there is a need for deliverable housing sites in the area.”

Council officers have recommended the application be approved but the planning committee unanimously voted in favour of a site visit, which will take place before its next meeting.

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7:24am Tue 26 Aug 14

John Edwards says...

This does not happen in Bolton. Planning permission is given to people to do anything as long as it brings in more tax. Remember what is being built around Bolton. Dare I say it?
This does not happen in Bolton. Planning permission is given to people to do anything as long as it brings in more tax. Remember what is being built around Bolton. Dare I say it? John Edwards
  • Score: 14

7:39am Tue 26 Aug 14

thedom.com says...

Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so
Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so thedom.com
  • Score: 15

9:09am Tue 26 Aug 14

Ernagy2 says...

I'm surprised the Bolton News reports on Atherton, as it isn't in bolton. It comes under Wigan. If the Bolton News wants to report on Atherton, perhaps it should become a regional paper and include Bury, Atherton and perhaps Chorley.

Give people something to read.
I'm surprised the Bolton News reports on Atherton, as it isn't in bolton. It comes under Wigan. If the Bolton News wants to report on Atherton, perhaps it should become a regional paper and include Bury, Atherton and perhaps Chorley. Give people something to read. Ernagy2
  • Score: 7

4:55pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

Its Delayed Because Seven Councillors Protested, There Is A Great Demand For Empty New Build, The Builders Put Curtains Up To Make It Look Like Sales Are Good.
Its Delayed Because Seven Councillors Protested, There Is A Great Demand For Empty New Build, The Builders Put Curtains Up To Make It Look Like Sales Are Good. Gore Seer
  • Score: -1

11:12pm Tue 26 Aug 14

united99 says...

thedom.com wrote:
Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so
Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes...
[quote][p][bold]thedom.com[/bold] wrote: Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so[/p][/quote]Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes... united99
  • Score: 2

2:15am Wed 27 Aug 14

Count de Monet says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
I'm surprised the Bolton News reports on Atherton, as it isn't in bolton. It comes under Wigan. If the Bolton News wants to report on Atherton, perhaps it should become a regional paper and include Bury, Atherton and perhaps Chorley.

Give people something to read.
The BN already regularly includes articles on places outside Bolton such as Belmont, Rivington, Edgworth & Little Hulton, so why not Atherton?
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised the Bolton News reports on Atherton, as it isn't in bolton. It comes under Wigan. If the Bolton News wants to report on Atherton, perhaps it should become a regional paper and include Bury, Atherton and perhaps Chorley. Give people something to read.[/p][/quote]The BN already regularly includes articles on places outside Bolton such as Belmont, Rivington, Edgworth & Little Hulton, so why not Atherton? Count de Monet
  • Score: 2

5:54pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

united99 wrote:
thedom.com wrote:
Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so
Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes...
Quite Right Nobody Goes To Church, Some People Prefer The Ouija Board united99 Try The Ouija Board On Your Own, See If GOD Contacts You, I Sense You Are A Strong Willed No Nonsense Person If Cornered By The Ouija You Will Come Out Fighting. Please You Amuse Me.
[quote][p][bold]united99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thedom.com[/bold] wrote: Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so[/p][/quote]Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes...[/p][/quote]Quite Right Nobody Goes To Church, Some People Prefer The Ouija Board united99 Try The Ouija Board On Your Own, See If GOD Contacts You, I Sense You Are A Strong Willed No Nonsense Person If Cornered By The Ouija You Will Come Out Fighting. Please You Amuse Me. Gore Seer
  • Score: 0

12:14am Thu 28 Aug 14

united99 says...

Gore Seer wrote:
united99 wrote:
thedom.com wrote:
Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so
Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes...
Quite Right Nobody Goes To Church, Some People Prefer The Ouija Board united99 Try The Ouija Board On Your Own, See If GOD Contacts You, I Sense You Are A Strong Willed No Nonsense Person If Cornered By The Ouija You Will Come Out Fighting. Please You Amuse Me.
What the hell are you talking about - who the f--k is ouija !!!
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]united99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thedom.com[/bold] wrote: Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so[/p][/quote]Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes...[/p][/quote]Quite Right Nobody Goes To Church, Some People Prefer The Ouija Board united99 Try The Ouija Board On Your Own, See If GOD Contacts You, I Sense You Are A Strong Willed No Nonsense Person If Cornered By The Ouija You Will Come Out Fighting. Please You Amuse Me.[/p][/quote]What the hell are you talking about - who the f--k is ouija !!! united99
  • Score: 0

8:55am Thu 28 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

united99 wrote:
Gore Seer wrote:
united99 wrote:
thedom.com wrote:
Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so
Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes...
Quite Right Nobody Goes To Church, Some People Prefer The Ouija Board united99 Try The Ouija Board On Your Own, See If GOD Contacts You, I Sense You Are A Strong Willed No Nonsense Person If Cornered By The Ouija You Will Come Out Fighting. Please You Amuse Me.
What the hell are you talking about - who the f--k is ouija !!!
Ha Ha Your A Walkover Ha Sorry I Did Not Realise Im Having Fun.
[quote][p][bold]united99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]united99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thedom.com[/bold] wrote: Build another mosque ...always room for another 50 or so[/p][/quote]Build a church - sorry I forgot nobody goes...[/p][/quote]Quite Right Nobody Goes To Church, Some People Prefer The Ouija Board united99 Try The Ouija Board On Your Own, See If GOD Contacts You, I Sense You Are A Strong Willed No Nonsense Person If Cornered By The Ouija You Will Come Out Fighting. Please You Amuse Me.[/p][/quote]What the hell are you talking about - who the f--k is ouija !!![/p][/quote]Ha Ha Your A Walkover Ha Sorry I Did Not Realise Im Having Fun. Gore Seer
  • Score: 0

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