300 homes could be built in Tonge Moor

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of the proposed new housing development at Tonge Moor An artist’s impression of the proposed new housing development at Tonge Moor

MORE than 300 new homes could be built on a rundown industrial site in Tonge Moor, if plans are approved tomorrow.

Developer Bellway Homes wants to build 308 houses by knocking down the empty metal forging factory off Crompton Way, which has been closed since October, last year.

The new housing estate will be a mixture of detached and semi-detached properties, with the majority made up of three-bedroom homes.

In an application submitted to the council, Bellway Homes said the new development would benefit the existing community, as well as new residents to Bolton.

It added: “The proposed development will deliver a range of important social, economic and environmental benefits to the local area including developing a substantial amount of market housing to contribute to Bolton’s housing supply and provide much-needed affordable housing in an area where substantial residential development is encouraged.”

Officers at Bolton Council have recommended councillors approve the plans at tomorrow’s planning committee meeting, once an agreement is made about how much Bellway give the council for provision of services.

The council had initially asked for £4.2 million — covering contributions towards more education and health provision, affordable housing and highways improvements — but developers have said they are only able to pay £1.3 million.

An independent report suggested Bellway could pay £2.6 million, including £1.7 million towards affordable housing, and councillors will hear whether the company is willing to pay the compromised sum.

Follow the result on this and other applications being discussed tomorrow in our online live blog.

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2:11pm Wed 2 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

The planning application has to be approved to accommodate the growing number of foreigners flocking to bolton
The planning application has to be approved to accommodate the growing number of foreigners flocking to bolton allan111111
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11:52am Thu 3 Jul 14

heaton watcher says...

allan111111 wrote:
The planning application has to be approved to accommodate the growing number of foreigners flocking to bolton
"Flocking to Bolton"? in any case these are not social housing homes but private properties for sale probably £ 1/4 million or so!
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: The planning application has to be approved to accommodate the growing number of foreigners flocking to bolton[/p][/quote]"Flocking to Bolton"? in any case these are not social housing homes but private properties for sale probably £ 1/4 million or so! heaton watcher
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