A COMMUNITY group campaigning against the redevelopment of Hulton Park have revealed plans to create a calendar featuring the beloved estate.

Hulton Estate Area Residents Together (HEART) has announced its intention just weeks after Peel's planning application, which was approved by Bolton Council in March, was sent to the Government.

It is the latest protest by the group, which has long fought the plans to turn the Grade II-listed heritage site into a Ryder Cup golf course and 1,031 homes.

Sandra Hesketh, secretary of Hulton Estate Area Residents Together (HEART), said: "We do not want Peel or the public to feel that Heart has gone away.

"We have not stopped working. We are industriously working with an artist to produce a world-class calendar on Hulton Park.

"We have the backing of the artist who has come up with the drawings of the trees that Peel want to uproot.

"They want to uproot 23 acres of trees and the artist is working with us to focus on the loss of green belt and of those 23 acres of endangered species of mature trees.

"The Queen is looking at creating a green commonwealth so we should be preserving the trees that are already there, not uprooting them."

Bolton Council's planning committee approved the application with eight members voting in favour and seven against.

Despite going against both national and local planning policy, members argued the economic benefits from the scheme constitutes special circumstances.

This means the application has to go before the Secretary of State For Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire.

Either way, the development can only go ahead if Peel wins its bid to host the 2026 Ryder cup at the site.

Mrs Hesketh said: "Earlier this week we sent nearly 500 individual letters to the Prime Minister urging her to impress on the minister the importance of Hulton Park.

"We have written to the Queen, David Attenborough, Countryfile. Everyone needs to know it is a heritage site. It is a magical place."

The group is hoping to launch its calendar in August and as well as featuring landmarks from around Hulton Park, it will also include known opponents to the plans including farmer Michael Partington, owner of Dearden's Farm, and Julia Hulton, descendent of the historic family.