New plans for a key gateway to Bolton town centre have been submitted.

Capital & Centric, the developer behind the regeneration at Farnworth Green, aims to build the homes across four sites in the area.

A bid to build 160 homes has been submitted a planning application to Bolton Council.

Neighbourhood Bolton, as the development is named, consists of Neighbourhood Trinity Gateway – an area of brownfield land on the corner of Bradshawgate and Trinity Street – and Neighbourhood Trinity Village – multiple areas of brownfield land either side of Breightmet Street.

As well as the one-to-four-bedroom homes it aims to create community areas, green areas, safe streets and small workspaces.

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Richard Spackman, development director at Capital & Centric, said: "It was weeks ago we announced these plans and we're already on with a planning application. 

"We wanted to get the Neighbourhood Bolton concept spot on with bold, contemporary homes, community amenities and workspaces set to change the feel of the area around Bolton’s bus station and train station."

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He added: "For us this is all about taking the design-led approach you see in some of the exemplary city centre developments and bringing this to life in the suburbs. 

"A big part of Neighbourhood Bolton is to bring something different to what’s already on offer locally. We've worked at real pace to bring forward plans that will ultimately help meet Bolton’s growing housing need.

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"There are places up and down the country that have these challenging brownfield sites in prime, town centre locations, crying out for a creative approach to regeneration. 

"We're rising to the challenge here and delivering a neighbourhood with a sense of community, excellent sustainability credentials and a distinct design edge."

A matter of months ago the old council leader, Cllr Martyn Cox, was photographed with the co-founder of Capital & Centric Tim Heatley on one of the four sites affected.

His support for the scheme was shared by the new council leader, Cllr Nick Peel, who took over after his Labour Group became the largest group at the local elections.

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Cllr Peel said: "The submission of this planning application is an exciting step forward for Neighbourhood Bolton, a key project in the regeneration of the town centre. 

"Pending approval, this scheme will provide a mix of sustainable urban homes and create a vibrant new neighbourhood in the heart of Bolton."

Plans to develop the gateway site go back to 2019, with initial plans for a20-storey city centre style apartment bloc.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.