Developers have given the public a first look about what a new housing estate in the heart of Bolton town centre could look like.

The plans are part of Capital&Centric’s “neighbourhood Bolton” project which aims to build across four plots of brownfield land on Bradshawgate and Breightmet Street.

Capital&Centric plans to submit a full planning application to Bolton Council later this year.

The scheme, designed alongside architects shedkm, will feature new homes, community gardens and running tracks.

Director Richard Spackman said: “With neighbourhood Bolton we’re really questioning what makes a modern and inclusive community.

“That’s everything from the bold house design and quality material choice, to making the streets kid friendly, delivering loads of community facilities and ensuring the homes have exceptional sustainability credentials.”

The Bolton News: The site plan for the new housesThe site plan for the new houses (Image: Capital&Centric)

He added: “Neighbourhood is all about dismantling pre-conceived ideas of what suburban communities should look like.

“People really want to see housing prioritised on brownfield plots alleviating pressure on the green belt, but think the only choices are the same old estates we have seen for decades.”

The scheme will include a range of one-to-four-bedroom family homes which Mr Spackman says he hopes will encourage “multigenerational living” and a “diverse and inclusive community.”

The company aims to create a new residential quarter by repurposing brownfield sites like those on Bradshawgate and Breightmet Street, which they say will also take pressure off the green belt and add to Bolton’s plans to redevelop the town centre.

The Bolton News: Work is already underway in FarnworthWork is already underway in Farnworth (Image: Capital&Centric)

The project aims to kick start the regeneration of the whole area around the town’s bus and train stations and marks Capital&Centric’s second collaboration with Bolton Council.

Work on the first collaboration, centred around Farnworth Green, is already underway.

Mr Spackman said he also hoped the project would change people’s perceptions of developments like these.

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He said: “People have had really poor experiences of both the standard of homes, the service they get and the overall vibe of new build communities.

“That’s something that has to be addressed.”

He added: “Our designs are unashamedly bold, and neighbourhood is all built around people creating meaningful connections within their community.

“We’re proud to be making that happen in Bolton and are already in discussions about delivering it in other areas in the North and Midlands.”

Capital&Centric now plans to submit a full planning application to Bolton Council later this year.