A developer has bought land for more than 100 new homes with gardens and parking spaces to be built.

The development, dubbed Lilibet Gardens, will be built on former farmland just off The Fairways in Westhoughton, after planning permission was granted.

Housebuilder Ashberry Homes says that work has now started immediately.

Sales director Grace Yarlett said: “We’re thrilled to have acquired more land in Westhoughton. 

“The plans for Lilibet Gardens are superb. 

“The selection of two, three and four bedroom homes are excellent, and the development has been created so that is landscape-led, meaning it features green spaces, ponds and footpaths, making it an attractive place to live, just on the outskirts of Bolton.”

The Bolton News: The development is known as Lilibet GardensThe development is known as Lilibet Gardens (Image: Ashberry Homes)

The company has now bought 16 acres of land in Westhoughton in order to get started on the building work.

In total, 119 new homes will be built along with private gardens at the back and off-road parking which the developer hopes will appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers.

Ashberry Homes, who worked with solicitors Lichfield Reynolds LLP on planning the scheme and with Chester-based Astle Planning & Desing Ltd on the design say they hope the scheme will be “landscape led.”

The development will keep the field boundaries, hedges and ponds at the site, and the plans include a public footpath running through Lilibet Gardens that leads out into the countryside. 

The Westhoughton site also neighbours a golf course.

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Ashberry Homes say that they have also made several significant contributions to the nearby area including £395,000 paid towards education, £138,800 towards highways and a payment of £5,000 to public rights of way. 

The company also says that of the 119 new houses they are building, 35 per cent of them will be classed as “affordable.”

Lilibet Gardens will now be officially launched on Saturday September 9 at 11am at which point the first homes will be released for sale.

Ashberry Homes says that the first show homes are scheduled to open early next year, which is also when they plan for the first of them to be occupied by.