HUNDREDS of residents have penned letters of objection concerning plans for a 250-home estate in Daubhill.

It follows a 500-name petition presented to Bolton Council last week in relation to proposals for the area next to Hulton Lane — sometimes referred to as Hulton Lane Playing Fields or the recreation ground.

Green Party representative Alan Johnson is supporting the campaign against development and handed in nearly 200 of the complaints to Bolton town hall yesterday.

He said: “The majority of people we have asked are supportive of our campaign.

“I would think that about 90 per cent of people we have spoken to are against it.

“Hardly anyone said they didn’t want to sign up.”

In April, residents formed a steering committee to discuss the campaign against development.

Members of Hulton Community Action have also taken issue with the plans.

They are supported by both Sport England and the Open Space Society and have jointly penned letters of objection to the plans.

In a statement submitted by the developer with the planning application, Eden said: “It should be noted that the Masterplan that has been submitted with this application is illustrative and not fixed.

“It seeks to demonstrate the potential development that the site can deliver ensuring that the development complements the environment of Bolton, strengthens the local community and contributes to the growth of the economy in the local area.”

For more information, search 03053/18 on the Bolton Council planning portal.