A new housing estate, that was refused a few years ago, is back on the cards.

Plans to build 39 new houses just north of Springfield Road in Kearsley have been submitted to Bolton Council.

Having first been refused in 2018 following local objections, a broad outline was approved after an appeal and the new plans now set out in detail what the houses will look like and where they will be.

Cllr Debbie Newall, of One Kearsley, said: “Having known about the last one, I’d imagine that these plans will get a lot of attention from residents.

“I’ve had maybe two or three people get in touch with me saying they’re not happy about it and I’ve advised residents on how they can register objections.”

The Bolton News:

The plans will see 39 new houses built on a disused railway cutting

Cllr Newall explained that as a member of the planning committee she cannot yet say whether she will be opposing or supporting the bid but acknowledged that objections are likely to be received from local people.

The Bolton News:

Up to 39 new houses will be built if the plans are approved

She also expanded that ‘outline’ permission, which the developers won on appeal, means the developer have the right in theory to build new houses, while these new plans set out the detail on what exactly will be created.

Cllr Newall says she has recommended the plans are brought for proper debate before the committee.

The plans will see the news homes built on a former railway cutting just to the north of Springfield Road.

If approved, the houses will be built in a row near to Kearsley Academy.

The Bolton News:

The plans include further details about how the houses will look

The previous plan in 2018 had been for 42 new homes on the overgrown land between Bolton Road and Springfield Road, which developers claimed would regenerate an area that had become untidy and blighted by fly-tipping.

But then as now, people in the area were concerned about the impact new housing could have and claimed the streets and roads could not be expected to take on more traffic.

The plans will be open for neighbourhood consultations until July 26.