Residents are being invited to have their say on a the future development of the Over Hulton area.

For the last three years, a group of volunteers in the village have been working on their neighbourhood plan with the support of the local community.

The consultation is now running for six weeks until September 12.

Carolyne Bevis, the secretary of Over Hulton Steering Group, said: “We welcome you to share your thoughts on the draft neighbourhood plan and any other concerns you have in the area.

“All views will be reviewed when preparing the final version for submitting to Bolton Council.

“After the consultation, the plan will be submitted to the local authority and subject to the outcomes of the examination it will then go to referendum, where everyone of voting age in the area will be

able to vote on whether the plan should come into force.

“If so, it will then become part of the development plan and be used to help inform planning applications.”

The draft neighbourhood plan is available to view online for interested parties at and the residents are invited to provide feedback available on the website.

The survey can be completed online or returned by e-mail to or posted to The Secretary - Over Hulton Steering Group, c/o 702 Manchester Road, Over Hulton, Bolton, BL5 1BD.

In 2018, the volunteers shared a list of objectives for the neighbourhood plan, including public access to green spaces, putting the needs of the community before commerce and retaining a village feel in the area.