Developer tweaks Hulton Park plans again following further feedback

Visualisation of Hulton Park Primary School

Peel L&P has made further alterations to its plans for its Hulton Park scheme, which are in addition to revised proposals submitted in September this year.

The Hulton Park Estate would create a new international sports destination and resort, bringing a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits to the community, creating more than 1,000 jobs and providing a mix of housing.

Peel L&P says the scheme would unlock major socio-economic benefits for Bolton and the wider region worth at least £1.6bn overall. Its proposals are dependent on securing the rights to host the Ryder Cup in 2031 or 2035, for which the venue has been shortlisted, with a decision due in early 2022.

The developer submitted revised plans in September, and today said, after listening closely to further feedback from the community and consultees, it has made several further amendments to the submitted scheme.

These amendments include:

  • The inclusion of an alternative highways option, connecting the A6 to the A58 Snydale Way via a roundabout. Consent for the original option, connecting the A6 to junction five of the M61, is still also being sought at this time, but only one option will be built
  • The proposed main road through the development, Park Avenue, has been straightened out a little, to allow a smoother flow of traffic throughout the site. Minor amendments have been made to the Academy golf course and residential areas to accommodate this change to Park Avenue
  • The retention of Dearden’s Farm buildings and conversion into a village hall and other potential uses
  • Several off-site footpath improvements to enhance connections to: Westhoughton and Daisy Hill station (to the west of the site); Atherton and Hag Fold station (to the south of the site); Cutacre Country Park (to the east of the site)
  • The retention of the Pretoria Memorial route through Park End Farm, which requires amendments to the layout of the residential area
  • The inclusion of outdoor sports facilities, which will be provided either on or off site
  • The reduction in the number of lodges at the golf course, from 20 to 18 lodges
  • The reduction of the size of the restaurant with rooms that formed an extension to Home Farm Cottage, to retain the emphasis of the original building

Peel L&P said it remains committed to engaging with the local community regarding the plans and welcomes any further feedback on the latest amendments.

Bolton Council will also be undertaking its own consultation with relevant statutory consultees ahead of determining the planning application in due course.