Northstone awaits council decison on Horwich Golf Club plans

A CGI of the Victoria Road development

Northstone, the housebuilding arm of Manchester property group Peel L&P, has submitted a Reserved Matters planning application for a new development at Horwich Golf Club.

This follows a public consultation last month on the plans for 208 sustainable homes, including 71 affordable properties, as part of the first two proposed phases of the scheme, which will also open up new community green spaces on land off Victoria Road.

An outline application for the scheme was granted planning approval in September 2021.

Feedback from the public consultation has been included in the final proposals, including the strengthening of the newly-proposed green corridor through the site and the Horwich heritage-themed natural play equipment.

Peel L&P acquired Horwich Golf Club in 2012 and helped to keep the struggling business running until an alternative use for the site was agreed. Having received permission to develop the land, Northstone said its overall vision is to create a sustainable extension to the Horwich community.

The new public open space will open up land, which was previously privately owned, for use by the entire community.

As part of the proposals, two access points will be delivered in Phase 1 and 2 of the development as part of the Reserved Matters application to help limit impacts to the existing highway network.

Jonathan England, development director at Northstone, said: “We would like to thank all those who engaged with the pre-application consultation to provide their views. The feedback received throughout this ongoing process has helped us shape the plans for the site with the Horwich community in mind, whilst delivering much needed affordable homes and publicly accessible green spaces.

“Northstone is proud of our revised plans for Horwich Golf Club, which have been thoroughly designed with place-making at the core to deliver a sustainable and vibrant new community. We now look forward to continuing working with the council as they consider our application.”

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