Developers behind plans for 206 homes in the centre of Bolton have met the condition on affordable homes.

The Moor Lane project on the site of the former bus station will bring 206 new homes to the town centre in four apartment blocks and rows of townhouses.

The council took the site from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) after it was replaced by the station at the Bolton Interchange.

The local authority then came to an agreement with FSC Moor Lane Bolton Developments, a partnership between Bolton at Home and Step Places, to take on the lane for around £1.85m, which is the same amount paid to TfGM.

It later had to accept £542,000 less then agreed.

Plans for the development of 200 homes were launched in 2021 and approved late that year.

However earlier this year the council allowed cutbacks to the scheme after an increase in council costs threatened its viability.

It allowed the removal of balconies from apartment blocks and the replacement of aluminium windows with UPVC ones.

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A condition was put in place over the development in relation to affordable housing.

It stated: “Affordable Housing, 82 units - prior to first occupation no dwelling shall be occupied unless and until a scheme for the provision of affordable housing as part of the development has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.”

It also stated there must be arrangements for the management of the affordable housing as well as arrangements to ensure it can be afforded by first and subsequent occupiers.

And now the developers have said this condition has been met.

They have said there will be 22 homes for rent to buy, which is an affordable housing product endorsed and supported by the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities.

As well as this they have said there will be 33 apartments for affordable rent aimed at the over 55s and 27 apartments for affordable rent for general customers.

They have said properties will be let to customers on the council’s housing register.

The local authority has confirmed this condition has been met.