Anger as 114 homes get the go-ahead

COUNCILLORS have approved plans for 114 affordable homes to be built in Breightmet.

The two separate applications — for 44 homes on land in Milnthorpe Road and for 70 homes at land in Waggon Road, Winchester Way and Mobberley Road — were made by Great Places Housing Group, They were given the go-ahead at Bolton Council’s planning committee after councillors heard that 24,000 people are waiting for affordable homes in Bolton.

Ten of the homes at the Waggon Road site will be bungalows for over-55s, with the remaining 60 sold as two and three bedroom affordable homes.

The 44 homes off Milnthorpe Road will be socially rented at affordable rates.

Residents who had campaigned against the Waggon Road proposals reacted angrily to the decision and said they want to appeal against it.

A petition with 86 signatures, and letters from five residents, were handed in to the council opposing the Waggon Road plans and resident Shaun Lewis spoke against the plans at the meeting.

He said children who used the area would have nowhere to go and wildlife, including bats and deer, would be affected. He also raised concerns about extra traffic.

After the meeting, campaigner Beverley Roscoe said residents were “very angry” with the decision and hoped to appeal.

She added: “Everyone is really disgruntled and feels really disappointed about what has happened. We want to fight this decision.”

There were 24 signatures on a petition against the Milnthorpe Road plans and four letters of objection from residents, with concerns about the effect of the development on trees and ancient hedgerows.

Cllr Lynda Byrne, ward councillor for Breightmet, said she had “every sympathy” with the residents, but there was a need for affordable homes.

She added: “Sadly there is a massive shortage of affordable homes and mortgages are out of reach for many young people.”

Councillors voted to approve both applications, but Cllr Nick Peel criticised Great Places which, he said, could have “given something back” to the local community.

He added: “I hope that our social housing providers learn from these applications and try to get involved in the community as much as possible in the future.

“Social providers need to be giving something back to the residents when they do a scheme like this.”

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10:00am Mon 4 Feb 13

tony000 says...

not suprised what bolton council want. bolton council get same regarding bolton at home .but its ok for them to waist thousands of pounds on fencing on greenroyd ave .yes they put a fence up that cost 50k plus .and are now taking it down .
not suprised what bolton council want. bolton council get same regarding bolton at home .but its ok for them to waist thousands of pounds on fencing on greenroyd ave .yes they put a fence up that cost 50k plus .and are now taking it down . tony000

10:21am Mon 4 Feb 13

scania290 says...

there would be no need to build new homes if they hady SOLD ALL THE COUNCIL houses if people can afford to buy they should go to the private sector and NOT THE COUNCIL propertys.
there would be no need to build new homes if they hady SOLD ALL THE COUNCIL houses if people can afford to buy they should go to the private sector and NOT THE COUNCIL propertys. scania290

11:20am Mon 4 Feb 13

steveG says...

Isn't the land on Milnthorpe road,the land on which the Breightmet labour club stood before someone burnt it down?.

I wonder who made money from that?.
Isn't the land on Milnthorpe road,the land on which the Breightmet labour club stood before someone burnt it down?. I wonder who made money from that?. steveG

1:48pm Mon 4 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

Bolton needs these houses for the influx of criminals from around the world.Rewards for their life of crime,we all know that crime pays.
Bolton needs these houses for the influx of criminals from around the world.Rewards for their life of crime,we all know that crime pays. boltonnut

6:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

flyingdagger says...

steveG wrote:
Isn't the land on Milnthorpe road,the land on which the Breightmet labour club stood before someone burnt it down?.

I wonder who made money from that?.
No it isn't. The land the club stood on is currently being developed as Bolton Autistic Centre. The area referred to is the land between the former Labour Club site and Crossdale Road.
[quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: Isn't the land on Milnthorpe road,the land on which the Breightmet labour club stood before someone burnt it down?. I wonder who made money from that?.[/p][/quote]No it isn't. The land the club stood on is currently being developed as Bolton Autistic Centre. The area referred to is the land between the former Labour Club site and Crossdale Road. flyingdagger

6:51pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Beyond News Forum says...

So have the moaning sods who are against helping to house people in this downtrodden town got any valid idea's on where to build viable cheap housing that is NOT town centre or greenbelt where the council struggle to fend off environmentalists and nimby's that do not want to build environmentally friendly eco-houses and such?

Fact this town is in need of new affordable housing stock. Regeneration projects have no cash and are stuck behind a mountain of red tape, oh and nimby's lol.

Was it around 20,000 or more people in this town that are close to homelessness, unable to get a council home or can't get on the housing ladder?

Stop being selfish and allow this town to move forward.
So have the moaning sods who are against helping to house people in this downtrodden town got any valid idea's on where to build viable cheap housing that is NOT town centre or greenbelt where the council struggle to fend off environmentalists and nimby's that do not want to build environmentally friendly eco-houses and such? Fact this town is in need of new affordable housing stock. Regeneration projects have no cash and are stuck behind a mountain of red tape, oh and nimby's lol. Was it around 20,000 or more people in this town that are close to homelessness, unable to get a council home or can't get on the housing ladder? Stop being selfish and allow this town to move forward. Beyond News Forum

6:51pm Mon 4 Feb 13

grimtown says...

scania290 wrote:
there would be no need to build new homes if they hady SOLD ALL THE COUNCIL houses if people can afford to buy they should go to the private sector and NOT THE COUNCIL propertys.
Asylum seekeers need to be housed some where 520 housed in Bolton in 2010 you can bet thats doubled in 2013.As the majority get to stay in soft touch uk.
[quote][p][bold]scania290[/bold] wrote: there would be no need to build new homes if they hady SOLD ALL THE COUNCIL houses if people can afford to buy they should go to the private sector and NOT THE COUNCIL propertys.[/p][/quote]Asylum seekeers need to be housed some where 520 housed in Bolton in 2010 you can bet thats doubled in 2013.As the majority get to stay in soft touch uk. grimtown

6:51pm Mon 4 Feb 13

grimtown says...

scania290 wrote:
there would be no need to build new homes if they hady SOLD ALL THE COUNCIL houses if people can afford to buy they should go to the private sector and NOT THE COUNCIL propertys.
Asylum seekeers need to be housed some where 520 housed in Bolton in 2010 you can bet thats doubled in 2013.As the majority get to stay in soft touch uk.
[quote][p][bold]scania290[/bold] wrote: there would be no need to build new homes if they hady SOLD ALL THE COUNCIL houses if people can afford to buy they should go to the private sector and NOT THE COUNCIL propertys.[/p][/quote]Asylum seekeers need to be housed some where 520 housed in Bolton in 2010 you can bet thats doubled in 2013.As the majority get to stay in soft touch uk. grimtown

6:58pm Mon 4 Feb 13

grimtown says...

Bolton council hate green space, they can't charge council tax on village greens etc, green space brings quality of life bolton council have no interest in its residents quality of life at all.
Bolton council hate green space, they can't charge council tax on village greens etc, green space brings quality of life bolton council have no interest in its residents quality of life at all. grimtown

7:21pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Robert2012 says...

I understand that at least half of wagon road is still available as green space....milnthorpe road has a park opposite....

Isn't that enough area for people to allow their dogs to desecrate ?

and tony change the record...if all your bothered about it a couple of meters of fencing...then stroll on...
I understand that at least half of wagon road is still available as green space....milnthorpe road has a park opposite.... Isn't that enough area for people to allow their dogs to desecrate ? and tony change the record...if all your bothered about it a couple of meters of fencing...then stroll on... Robert2012

12:07pm Tue 5 Feb 13

boltonbreeze says...

My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans.

Its not selfish when your quality of life changes as it will for them and their house will lose value not to mention the stress of the noise while the estate is being built and the extra traffic etc it will generate round there
My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans. Its not selfish when your quality of life changes as it will for them and their house will lose value not to mention the stress of the noise while the estate is being built and the extra traffic etc it will generate round there boltonbreeze

12:36pm Tue 5 Feb 13

tony000 says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
So have the moaning sods who are against helping to house people in this downtrodden town got any valid idea's on where to build viable cheap housing that is NOT town centre or greenbelt where the council struggle to fend off environmentalists and nimby's that do not want to build environmentally friendly eco-houses and such?

Fact this town is in need of new affordable housing stock. Regeneration projects have no cash and are stuck behind a mountain of red tape, oh and nimby's lol.

Was it around 20,000 or more people in this town that are close to homelessness, unable to get a council home or can't get on the housing ladder?

Stop being selfish and allow this town to move forward.
if bolton council did not pull 30+ houses down on greenroyd ave , then they would not need to build as meny .
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: So have the moaning sods who are against helping to house people in this downtrodden town got any valid idea's on where to build viable cheap housing that is NOT town centre or greenbelt where the council struggle to fend off environmentalists and nimby's that do not want to build environmentally friendly eco-houses and such? Fact this town is in need of new affordable housing stock. Regeneration projects have no cash and are stuck behind a mountain of red tape, oh and nimby's lol. Was it around 20,000 or more people in this town that are close to homelessness, unable to get a council home or can't get on the housing ladder? Stop being selfish and allow this town to move forward.[/p][/quote]if bolton council did not pull 30+ houses down on greenroyd ave , then they would not need to build as meny . tony000

4:55pm Tue 5 Feb 13

colournature says...

WELL I OWN A PROPERTY ON WINCHESTER WAY AND THIS IS THE FIRST I HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS - I CALLED THE PLANNING DEPT TODAY AND THEY SAID THAT THEY DONT KNOW OF ANY PROPOSALS TO BUILD ANY NEW HOMES IN THAT AREA. THEN I SPOKE TO ANOTHER PERSON WHO TOLD ME THERE IS. THEY ALSO SAID THAT THEY DONT SEND LETTERS OUT UNLESS ITS A NEIGHBOURS PLANNING SOMETHING BUT THEN I CALLED THEM AGAIN AND THEY SAID LETTERS WERE SENT OUT IN DEC - I DIDNT RECEIVE ANYTHING.

I AM MORTIFIED AS IVE RECENTLY PURCHASED A HOUSE THERE AND THE REASON FOR THE PURCHASE IS THAT I WANTED TO ENJOY THE VIEW - IT WILL DEVALUE MY HOME . ALSO , I AMAZED AT HOUW THIS HAS AND CAN BE ALLOWED TO BE PASSED AS THE PLANS WERE DRAWN UP AND PASSED SO QUICKLY AND PUSHED THROUGH - I UNDERSTAND THAT THE LAND TO WHICH THEY ARE BEING BUILT WAS GIVEN TO THE COUNCIL BY LORD LEVERHULME ON THE CONDITION THAT NO HOUSES SHOULD BE BUILD 0N THE LAND - THIS THEY ARE OVERRRIDING.

IT SEEMS WE CANNOT FIGHT AGAINST THESE LOCAL COUNCILS - I WAS WONDERING HOW THEY HAVE MANAGED TO PASS THE PLANS. THE AREA IS ALREADY OVERCROUNDED AND HAS VERY FEW SHOPS AND OTHER FACILITIES LIKE DOCROTS AND DENTISTS AND SCHOOLS.
WELL I OWN A PROPERTY ON WINCHESTER WAY AND THIS IS THE FIRST I HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS - I CALLED THE PLANNING DEPT TODAY AND THEY SAID THAT THEY DONT KNOW OF ANY PROPOSALS TO BUILD ANY NEW HOMES IN THAT AREA. THEN I SPOKE TO ANOTHER PERSON WHO TOLD ME THERE IS. THEY ALSO SAID THAT THEY DONT SEND LETTERS OUT UNLESS ITS A NEIGHBOURS PLANNING SOMETHING BUT THEN I CALLED THEM AGAIN AND THEY SAID LETTERS WERE SENT OUT IN DEC - I DIDNT RECEIVE ANYTHING. I AM MORTIFIED AS IVE RECENTLY PURCHASED A HOUSE THERE AND THE REASON FOR THE PURCHASE IS THAT I WANTED TO ENJOY THE VIEW - IT WILL DEVALUE MY HOME . ALSO , I AMAZED AT HOUW THIS HAS AND CAN BE ALLOWED TO BE PASSED AS THE PLANS WERE DRAWN UP AND PASSED SO QUICKLY AND PUSHED THROUGH - I UNDERSTAND THAT THE LAND TO WHICH THEY ARE BEING BUILT WAS GIVEN TO THE COUNCIL BY LORD LEVERHULME ON THE CONDITION THAT NO HOUSES SHOULD BE BUILD 0N THE LAND - THIS THEY ARE OVERRRIDING. IT SEEMS WE CANNOT FIGHT AGAINST THESE LOCAL COUNCILS - I WAS WONDERING HOW THEY HAVE MANAGED TO PASS THE PLANS. THE AREA IS ALREADY OVERCROUNDED AND HAS VERY FEW SHOPS AND OTHER FACILITIES LIKE DOCROTS AND DENTISTS AND SCHOOLS. colournature

5:01pm Tue 5 Feb 13

colournature says...

SO NOW WHAT - WHERE ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF HOUSES ???

I DONT SEE 114 FAMILIES WALKING THE STREETS AT NIGHT TIME WITH KIDS AS THEY HAVE NO HOMES TO GO TO - SO WHO ARE THES 'HOMELESS'??

THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF IS THE UNEMPLOYED MASSES WHO ARE COMING IN FROM ABROAD SO WE BUILD HOUSES FOR THEM. WHATEVER NEXT ?? LETS GIVE THESE PEOPLE A BUTLER SERVICE AS WELL
SO NOW WHAT - WHERE ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF HOUSES ??? I DONT SEE 114 FAMILIES WALKING THE STREETS AT NIGHT TIME WITH KIDS AS THEY HAVE NO HOMES TO GO TO - SO WHO ARE THES 'HOMELESS'?? THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF IS THE UNEMPLOYED MASSES WHO ARE COMING IN FROM ABROAD SO WE BUILD HOUSES FOR THEM. WHATEVER NEXT ?? LETS GIVE THESE PEOPLE A BUTLER SERVICE AS WELL colournature

5:13pm Tue 5 Feb 13

colournature says...

BOLTON BREEZE SAID :
My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans

I AGREE AND I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU PARENTS , IM JUST SO SURPRISED WHY I DIDNT GET ANY LETTER CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PLANS AND HOW THYE MANAGED TO DRAW THESE UP GET THEM PASSED BY DECEMBER - ESPECAILLY AS THEY ARE NO ALLOWED TO BUILD HOUSING ON THAT LAND GIVEN BY LORD LEVERHULME

I AM JUST SO SHOCKED - IF ANYONE BUYS A HOUSE WITH SOME LAND OPPOSITE I JUST WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE THE COUNCIL TO CLAIM THAT LAND. THE REASON WHY BOLTON NEEDS HOUSES IS THAT THEY SOLD OFF SO MANY. ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE HOUSES AT THAT END ASHLEY AVE ECT WERE BUILD DURING A HOUSING SHORTAGE AFTER THE WAR AND THEY ARE OF NONE STANDARD CONSTRUCTION ? THEY ARE MADE OF CONCRETE THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF THE OWNERS TO SELL ON AFTERWARDS . THEY WERE BUILD WITH THE INTENTION THAT THEY WERE TEMPORARY HOUSING -
PERHAPS THE COUNCIL WILL OFFER THE NEW HOUSES TO THEM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS?
BOLTON BREEZE SAID : My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans I AGREE AND I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU PARENTS , IM JUST SO SURPRISED WHY I DIDNT GET ANY LETTER CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PLANS AND HOW THYE MANAGED TO DRAW THESE UP GET THEM PASSED BY DECEMBER - ESPECAILLY AS THEY ARE NO ALLOWED TO BUILD HOUSING ON THAT LAND GIVEN BY LORD LEVERHULME I AM JUST SO SHOCKED - IF ANYONE BUYS A HOUSE WITH SOME LAND OPPOSITE I JUST WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE THE COUNCIL TO CLAIM THAT LAND. THE REASON WHY BOLTON NEEDS HOUSES IS THAT THEY SOLD OFF SO MANY. ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE HOUSES AT THAT END ASHLEY AVE ECT WERE BUILD DURING A HOUSING SHORTAGE AFTER THE WAR AND THEY ARE OF NONE STANDARD CONSTRUCTION ? THEY ARE MADE OF CONCRETE THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF THE OWNERS TO SELL ON AFTERWARDS . THEY WERE BUILD WITH THE INTENTION THAT THEY WERE TEMPORARY HOUSING - PERHAPS THE COUNCIL WILL OFFER THE NEW HOUSES TO THEM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS? colournature

12:09pm Thu 7 Feb 13

boltonbreeze says...

colournature wrote:
BOLTON BREEZE SAID :
My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans

I AGREE AND I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU PARENTS , IM JUST SO SURPRISED WHY I DIDNT GET ANY LETTER CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PLANS AND HOW THYE MANAGED TO DRAW THESE UP GET THEM PASSED BY DECEMBER - ESPECAILLY AS THEY ARE NO ALLOWED TO BUILD HOUSING ON THAT LAND GIVEN BY LORD LEVERHULME

I AM JUST SO SHOCKED - IF ANYONE BUYS A HOUSE WITH SOME LAND OPPOSITE I JUST WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE THE COUNCIL TO CLAIM THAT LAND. THE REASON WHY BOLTON NEEDS HOUSES IS THAT THEY SOLD OFF SO MANY. ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE HOUSES AT THAT END ASHLEY AVE ECT WERE BUILD DURING A HOUSING SHORTAGE AFTER THE WAR AND THEY ARE OF NONE STANDARD CONSTRUCTION ? THEY ARE MADE OF CONCRETE THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF THE OWNERS TO SELL ON AFTERWARDS . THEY WERE BUILD WITH THE INTENTION THAT THEY WERE TEMPORARY HOUSING -
PERHAPS THE COUNCIL WILL OFFER THE NEW HOUSES TO THEM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS?
My parents said it would have been easy to miss the letters as the envelopes were craftily left blank and could have been anything.. they also wanted objections to be submitted by the 26th Dec so obviously everyone would be busy with Xmas plans etc which is exactly what they were hoping for !!!
[quote][p][bold]colournature[/bold] wrote: BOLTON BREEZE SAID : My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans I AGREE AND I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU PARENTS , IM JUST SO SURPRISED WHY I DIDNT GET ANY LETTER CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PLANS AND HOW THYE MANAGED TO DRAW THESE UP GET THEM PASSED BY DECEMBER - ESPECAILLY AS THEY ARE NO ALLOWED TO BUILD HOUSING ON THAT LAND GIVEN BY LORD LEVERHULME I AM JUST SO SHOCKED - IF ANYONE BUYS A HOUSE WITH SOME LAND OPPOSITE I JUST WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE THE COUNCIL TO CLAIM THAT LAND. THE REASON WHY BOLTON NEEDS HOUSES IS THAT THEY SOLD OFF SO MANY. ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE HOUSES AT THAT END ASHLEY AVE ECT WERE BUILD DURING A HOUSING SHORTAGE AFTER THE WAR AND THEY ARE OF NONE STANDARD CONSTRUCTION ? THEY ARE MADE OF CONCRETE THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF THE OWNERS TO SELL ON AFTERWARDS . THEY WERE BUILD WITH THE INTENTION THAT THEY WERE TEMPORARY HOUSING - PERHAPS THE COUNCIL WILL OFFER THE NEW HOUSES TO THEM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS?[/p][/quote]My parents said it would have been easy to miss the letters as the envelopes were craftily left blank and could have been anything.. they also wanted objections to be submitted by the 26th Dec so obviously everyone would be busy with Xmas plans etc which is exactly what they were hoping for !!! boltonbreeze

1:02pm Thu 7 Feb 13

colournature says...

boltonbreezesays
My parents said it would have been easy to miss the letters as the envelopes were craftily left blank and could have been anything.. they also wanted objections to be submitted by the 26th Dec so obviously everyone would be busy with Xmas plans etc which is exactly what they were hoping for !!!

i agree , it was very craftlly done , the house is tenanted and my tenant might have missed the letter thinking it was just a leaflet (hes only young ) my tenant says he loves the view and its lovely and quiet and now hes upset about it and ive told him there is nothing we can do now and they would have build something on that land anyway at some stage in the future - just be happy its not a bing hall or high raised flats. Ive now seen the plans and they are actually planiting shrubs and things there, I also informed the planning dept that it will de value my property - the people to whom I spoke were rude and stroppy - it was some sort of call centre - not the planning dept itself - apparenlty you cannot speak to them directly ,- and told me that i dont 'buy' the view when i purchase a property so i have no right to it .
The only thing i can can to everyone who has a nice view - take advantage whilst you can - as its not really yours -
I really think that as we cannot fight this council - the public voice is never strong enough - althought we could try chaining ourselves to the trees - but im too old for that
boltonbreezesays My parents said it would have been easy to miss the letters as the envelopes were craftily left blank and could have been anything.. they also wanted objections to be submitted by the 26th Dec so obviously everyone would be busy with Xmas plans etc which is exactly what they were hoping for !!! i agree , it was very craftlly done , the house is tenanted and my tenant might have missed the letter thinking it was just a leaflet (hes only young ) my tenant says he loves the view and its lovely and quiet and now hes upset about it and ive told him there is nothing we can do now and they would have build something on that land anyway at some stage in the future - just be happy its not a bing hall or high raised flats. Ive now seen the plans and they are actually planiting shrubs and things there, I also informed the planning dept that it will de value my property - the people to whom I spoke were rude and stroppy - it was some sort of call centre - not the planning dept itself - apparenlty you cannot speak to them directly ,- and told me that i dont 'buy' the view when i purchase a property so i have no right to it . The only thing i can can to everyone who has a nice view - take advantage whilst you can - as its not really yours - I really think that as we cannot fight this council - the public voice is never strong enough - althought we could try chaining ourselves to the trees - but im too old for that colournature

8:35pm Thu 7 Feb 13

sallyupsteps says...

colournature wrote:
BOLTON BREEZE SAID : My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans I AGREE AND I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU PARENTS , IM JUST SO SURPRISED WHY I DIDNT GET ANY LETTER CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PLANS AND HOW THYE MANAGED TO DRAW THESE UP GET THEM PASSED BY DECEMBER - ESPECAILLY AS THEY ARE NO ALLOWED TO BUILD HOUSING ON THAT LAND GIVEN BY LORD LEVERHULME I AM JUST SO SHOCKED - IF ANYONE BUYS A HOUSE WITH SOME LAND OPPOSITE I JUST WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE THE COUNCIL TO CLAIM THAT LAND. THE REASON WHY BOLTON NEEDS HOUSES IS THAT THEY SOLD OFF SO MANY. ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE HOUSES AT THAT END ASHLEY AVE ECT WERE BUILD DURING A HOUSING SHORTAGE AFTER THE WAR AND THEY ARE OF NONE STANDARD CONSTRUCTION ? THEY ARE MADE OF CONCRETE THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF THE OWNERS TO SELL ON AFTERWARDS . THEY WERE BUILD WITH THE INTENTION THAT THEY WERE TEMPORARY HOUSING - PERHAPS THE COUNCIL WILL OFFER THE NEW HOUSES TO THEM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS?
My heart bleeds for the owners whose property will be de-valued.The council should never have sold the housing stock off. Social housing should be for the pay paid. Not for the work shy or the self styled tycoons cashing in on a cheap deal.If the council are serious about building low cost houses they could make a start on demolishing some of the delapidated commercial property in the town and build some there.
[quote][p][bold]colournature[/bold] wrote: BOLTON BREEZE SAID : My parents live on Crossdale Road and the plans mean that they will no longer be able to open their back gate as the border fence for the estate will be right up against it. Currently they can open their back gate onto a field where I spent many happy hours as a child.. they will be left with a view of an ugly fence, they're very upset about the plans I AGREE AND I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU PARENTS , IM JUST SO SURPRISED WHY I DIDNT GET ANY LETTER CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PLANS AND HOW THYE MANAGED TO DRAW THESE UP GET THEM PASSED BY DECEMBER - ESPECAILLY AS THEY ARE NO ALLOWED TO BUILD HOUSING ON THAT LAND GIVEN BY LORD LEVERHULME I AM JUST SO SHOCKED - IF ANYONE BUYS A HOUSE WITH SOME LAND OPPOSITE I JUST WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE THE COUNCIL TO CLAIM THAT LAND. THE REASON WHY BOLTON NEEDS HOUSES IS THAT THEY SOLD OFF SO MANY. ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE HOUSES AT THAT END ASHLEY AVE ECT WERE BUILD DURING A HOUSING SHORTAGE AFTER THE WAR AND THEY ARE OF NONE STANDARD CONSTRUCTION ? THEY ARE MADE OF CONCRETE THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF THE OWNERS TO SELL ON AFTERWARDS . THEY WERE BUILD WITH THE INTENTION THAT THEY WERE TEMPORARY HOUSING - PERHAPS THE COUNCIL WILL OFFER THE NEW HOUSES TO THEM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS?[/p][/quote]My heart bleeds for the owners whose property will be de-valued.The council should never have sold the housing stock off. Social housing should be for the pay paid. Not for the work shy or the self styled tycoons cashing in on a cheap deal.If the council are serious about building low cost houses they could make a start on demolishing some of the delapidated commercial property in the town and build some there. sallyupsteps

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